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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.

May 20, 2014

Brown at 60: In the Delta, a Dream Deferred

American education missed a great opportunity for genuine racial reconciliation after the Brown decision, teacher Renee Moore says, but it's never too late to do the right thing.

April 24, 2014

Analysis Pokes Holes in Asian-American 'Model Minority' Stereotype

An analysis of Census data finds that Asian-Americans with the same level of education as whites generally earn less money.

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.

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