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April 06, 2014

Race, Poverty, and Leadership

The current reality is that black and Hispanic youth are more likely to be suspended, educated in schools with less experienced teachers, and are less likely to take more rigorous classes in high school than their white peers. Although we may acknowledge poverty exists, do we truly know what cost it extracts?

April 01, 2014

U.S. Must Improve Outcomes for Minority Youth as Demographics Shift, Report Says

In "Race for Results," the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation created a new index that uses 12 educational, health, and economic factors to rank how children from major racial and ethnic groups fare in every state.

March 26, 2014

White House Sponsors Summits to Boost African-American Student Achievement

White House-sponsored national summits aim to bolster, support efforts to improve African-American student achievement.

March 21, 2014

Discipline Disparities Persist, Newest Federal Civil Rights Data Show

This year's data release is the first since 2000 reflecting information from all schools and districts, including all charter schools and juvenile justice facilities.

March 13, 2014

Pre-K Teachers View Black Students' Pretend Play Negatively

Teachers view black students' pretend play in a negative light, but view that of whites and Hispanics as positive, a new study states.

March 05, 2014

Maryland School Discipline Analysis Shows Racial Disparities

Researchers analyzed three years of discipline data.

March 03, 2014

'Willful Defiance' Will No Longer Be Cause for Suspension in San Francisco

The policy is part of a larger plan to lower suspension rates in the district.

February 28, 2014

Federal Civil Rights Officials Approve Plan to Improve Discipline in Kentucky District

The 8,700-student district agreed to review and improve its discipline policies following an investigation that revealed higher discipline rates for black students.

February 19, 2014

Maryland Lawmaker Wants to Allow Districts to Ignore New Discipline Rules

A Maryland lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow districts to ignore a new state rule, which requires districts to adopt new discipline policies by 2014-15.

February 19, 2014

Parallels Between 'Loud Music' Case and Discriminatory Discipline, Panelist Says

A perception of greater threat leads some educators to punish black students more harshly than their white peers, leader of civil rights group says.

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