Race

School district secessions gather speed, a new report shows

Wealthy school districts are increasingly splitting from poorer, more diverse ones, accelerating resegregation

charter schools

DeVos’ support of charters spells disaster for their Democrat backers

The party of diversity should promote policies that embrace inclusion

With white students becoming a minority, public universities push harder to diversify

In Louisiana, a flagship university president argues the lack of black students on campus isn’t just a moral problem; it’s bad for the financial future of the university

After all the fuss about getting in, how do poor students survive on elite campuses?

A new book details obstacles, from encountering closed cafeterias to cleaning clogged toilets

How New Orleans leaders built a segregated city

Using schools as the building blocks, New Orleans leaders cemented residential segregation that persists today according to a new book

Richard Carranza

STUDENT VOICES: NYC’s schools chief Richard Carranza promised us he’ll keep pushing for racial integration

Richard Carranza says he’ll resist criticism and fight for more integrated schools, including changing the admissions process for specialized high schools: “People are making lots of money on the backs of our students, our immigrant students, our poor families.”

“Stay out of my hair!”

Black students need the federal government to tell schools to leave their hair alone

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Access does not equal equity

In New York City’s highly segregated school system, some schools are embracing diversity through mastery-based learning

New programs find ways to foster student resilience

A sampling of Hechinger reporting for The New York Times’s Learning section

A sign inside an AVID elective classroom tries to motivate students.

This program is helping fast-diversifying suburban schools promote success for all students

Georgia’s Fulton County is among a number of suburban districts turning to national nonprofit AVID to shrink achievement gaps and get kids of color ready for college

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