Segregation

segregated schools

Measuring diversity without holding schools accountable won’t bring about integration

New York City takes the first step towards integrating schools

Kaitlyn Barton teaches English at Clarksdale High School.

After years of inaction, Delta teacher shortage reaches ‘crisis’ levels

Districts scrambling for staff put uncertified teachers in classrooms

Adley Nyakora, a freshman at Minnesota State University, Mankato, plays Operation, while Cornelius Bright, Elijah Calderon-Pitchford, Aburrahman Guantai, and Jordan Headley look on.

Minnesota has a persistent higher-ed gap: Are new efforts making a difference?

Unless more residents get to and through college, the state won’t be able to fill jobs that require higher education

Leona Tate, 64, who helped to desegregate the Deep South when she was six years old.

As a 6-year-old, Leona Tate helped desegregate schools. Now she wants others to learn that history

Tate plans to open an educational center in the New Orleans school she attended as one of only three black students in 1960

In San Antonio, school integration may not lift all boats

One of the most economically segregated cities in the countries is trying integration to compete with charters and other school districts, but some schools in the poorest areas aren’t benefitting

Desegregation is unraveling in this Texas town

As the federal government releases districts from desegregation orders, will their commitment to equity continue?

Damian Lopez, 4, gives Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boabserg a high-five as he arrives for the first day of school at Escalante-Biggs Academy on August 20, 2018 in Denver, Colorado.

Take a closer look at those back-to-school photos: Is something missing?

School photos provide a snapshot of segregated schools from across the country

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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

The Martin Luther King Bridge, top, and Eads Bridge, bottom, connect East St. Louis with downtown St. Louis. Little of the economic boom that has transformed St. Louis has made it across the river.

Will turning schools into hubs for services help revive dying cities?

In East St. Louis, the school district is helping parents get back on their feet

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