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July 25, 2014

Mother Pens Powerful Essay on Preschool Sons' Suspension

Omaha, Neb., mother Tunette Powell's story about her sons' frequent removals from preschool revives a discussion on racial disparities in school discipline.

July 21, 2014

Districts Sign On to 'My Brother's Keeper,' Obama to Announce

Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.

July 14, 2014

'Frontline' Looks at an Issue of Race and Education

The PBS newsmagazine examines an effort in Louisiana to break away from a city and school system, which could have a major impact on racial diversity.

July 11, 2014

The Case for Including Girls in 'My Brother's Keeper'

Many believe that girls of color face the same challenges as their male peers and that it makes little sense to exclude them from the White House initiative.

July 02, 2014

Educators Can Combat the Deeper-Learning Race Problem

By recognizing privilege and getting to know students well, educators can help students develop the competencies they all need to succeed.

July 01, 2014

Districts Say Diversity Is a Priority--When They Have Time for It

Good intentions for desegregation don't have the same impact as legal requirements, even when the federal government tries to support districts' diversity plans, a new series of reports shows.

June 06, 2014

Study Sheds Light on Nation's Most Common School Choice Policy

A large-scale analysis of multiple years of Colorado data finds that low-income students are less likely to transfer between school districts and more likely to return to their home districts if they do transfer.

May 27, 2014

Shrinking the Achievement Gap One Word at a Time

In Madison, Wis., researchers have found that simple writing exercises helped reduce the achievement gaps in the middle schools where they were most problematic.

May 21, 2014

What Did 'Brown v. The Board of Education' Ever Do for Me?

Marilyn Rhames asks why, if Brown was supposed to desegregate schools, she never got to see the benefit.

May 20, 2014

Brown at 60: In Alabama, a Story of Progress Lost

On the anniversary of the Brown decision, teacher Scarlett Gaddy longs for a time when educators can concentrate on each child's progress, regardless of his or her race.

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