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May 22, 2015

San Francisco Papers Squabble Over Special Reports on School Diversity

Several months apart, the upstart San Francisco Public Press and the San Francisco Chronicle each reported on resegregation in that city's schools.

May 19, 2015

Suicide Rates Climb Dramatically for Young Black Children, Study Finds

A steady overall suicide rate for children ages 5-11 obscured an increase in suicide among young black children over the last 20 years, a study finds.

May 15, 2015

Separate Proms Are Just a Starting Point for HBO Film on Race

A photographer who had documented separate black and white proms in Georgia returns to film the integrated prom, but ends up with a different documentary.

May 14, 2015

Why Public School Choice Should Be Part of School Improvement Efforts

isn't one of the central principles in a democracy, the power of citizens to make choices and decisions, within some limits? Also, don't we know that there's no single design/curriculum/organization for a school in which all students succeed? I think the answer is "yes." So public school choice, including chartering, with schools open to all - no admissions tests - should be part of what we work for.

May 14, 2015

Are We Preparing Students for College, Career, and Incarceration?

Are white educators perpetuating the very negative behaviors in black students that socialize them differently than white students?

May 11, 2015

Cleveland Schools Plan for Verdict by Addressing Emotional, Safety Needs

As Cleveland awaits a verdict in a high-profile police shooting case, schools are preparing for emotional discussions and safety concerns that may arise.

May 06, 2015

Educators Can Ease Racial Trauma Experienced by Students

As educators, we can help students navigate racial trauma by providing safe spaces for honest conversations about their stressful experiences related to race.

May 01, 2015

Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as Independent Organization

My Brother's Keeper, a key initiative of Obama's administration, was launched in 2014 to address the needs of boys and men of color. President Obama is preparing to continue those efforts when he leaves office.

April 29, 2015

School Segregation Continues to Hurt Districts, But New Solutions Exist

School segregation is alive and well. Next Generation Schools offer a way to address this long-standing social problem.

April 28, 2015

Baltimore Students, Out of School After Riots, Try to Process Events

Out of school Tuesday after riots broke out in their city, Baltimore students said they hope classroom discussions will help them understand the death of Freddie Gray and the deeper challenges of poverty and racial tension.

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