Race

Roosevelt Montás, who spoke no English when he arrived in New York City from the Dominican Republic at age 12, leads Columbia University’s Freedom and Citizenship summer program for New York high school students.

Reading, writing and arguing: Can a summer of big questions push students to college?

High school students get jump-start studying great books, philosophers

Participants from the college’s Summer Bridge program traditionally leave their mark on campus in the school colors of black, purple and gold.

Can ‘work colleges’ in cities become a low-cost, high-value model for the future?

The nation’s first urban work college will open a second site in Texas and launch a work-college consortium

Restorative justice is about more than just reducing suspensions

Psychologists are exploring how traditional disciplinary tactics fall short and why community-minded alternatives are worth exploring

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson watches during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Berea, Ohio.

Disrupting education, the NFL way

Hiring more black public school teachers helps students get to the goal line

A California preschool teacher reads to students. The state has the largest population of children 4 and under in the nation.

How three California communities are trying to improve preschool for vulnerable students

Preschool programs strive to involve parents, train teachers to improve preschool outcomes

How one summer program is trying to get more Mississippi teens to college

From ACT prep to tuition funding, Camp College helps teens get ready for higher ed

The United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

A conservative Supreme Court could threaten the education of immigrant students

When they come for our rights, who will you stand with — and who will stand with you?

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race and college admission

Facts about race and college admission

Political winds may shift, but racial factors in college success statistics don’t

Teachers continue their strike at the state capitol on April 9, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Thousands of teachers and supporters continue to rally at the state Capitol as Oklahoma becomes the latest state to be plagued by teacher strife. Teachers are walking off the job after a $6,100 pay raise was rushed through the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin.

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you don’t work over the weekend, thank a union

The Janus Supreme Court ruling is bad news for all of us

Neuroscientists have found that curious students learn better because their brain activity changes in ways that help them retain new information. Now researchers are testing ways to encourage that curiosity — for example, by encouraging teachers to model inquisitive behavior.

Piqued: The case for curiosity

Scientists are discovering that curious learners from low-income households perform as well as affluent students

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