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April 21, 2015

ProPublica Report on Resegregation Takes Top Education Writers' Award

Nikole Hannah-Jones of ProPublica won the Education Writers Association's top award for her examination of the persistence of racial segregation in U.S. schools.

April 20, 2015

Students' Race Affects How Teachers Judge Misbehavior, Study Says

A Stanford study finds that teachers recommend disciplinary action more often for black students than white ones, even for relatively minor issues like insubordination.

April 17, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Sound of Silence Edition

Students spend a day in silence to demand better school climate for LGBT peers. Plus links on growth mindset, teacher perspectives, race in the classroom, and the home lives of students.

April 09, 2015

Civil Rights Hero: 'Charters Are an Important Part of the Answer'

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, explained "I'm deeply grateful" to people involved in the charter school movement. "Charters are an important part of the answer" to what American children, especially low income and children of color need. She also stressed the importance of effective district, as well as chartered public schools.

March 27, 2015

Millennials Favor Sex Education, Though Few Find It Useful, Survey Finds

While 3-in-4 young adults support public school sex education, less than half have found it useful in real life situations.

March 27, 2015

Agency Releases Confidential Info of Thousands of D.C. Students

The leaders of the District of Columbia office of the state superintendent of education said her staff is working to beef up security measures after releasing the private data, including names, birth dates, and disciplinary records.

March 19, 2015

Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

March 05, 2015

Survey: Minority Students Show Interest in IT Careers, Want Hands-On Experiences

A survey shows that minority students are interested in IT careers and that they would like more opportunities for hands-on career experience, particularly connected to their existing life plans.

March 05, 2015

From Education Next Editors, Cover Sparks an Apology and a Defense

One editor apologizes for provoking reactions to the cover featuring a black family with a disappearing father. But another is unapologetic over the cover itself.

March 04, 2015

Education Next Cover on Moynihan Report Anniversary Raises Hackles

The conservative-leaning education journal has created a stir with a cover featuring an African-American family with a mother, a baby, and a fading image of the father.

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