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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.

February 23, 2015

PBS Documentary Examines Gunnar Myrdal and Race in U.S., Past and Present

An "Independent Lens" film juxtaposes the Swedish economist's 1944 study of race in the United States with lingering racial issues of today.

February 18, 2015

Foundations Form Initiative to Address Needs of Boys of Color

Improving the lives of boys of color has emerged as an urgent public policy issue in the last couple of years, most recently evidenced by President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.

February 11, 2015

Standardized Testing Is Bitter (But Necessary) Medicine

The only thing worse than annual statewide standardized testing is not testing kids at all.

February 10, 2015

D.C. City Councilwoman Asks if Planned Boys of Color Initiative Violates Title IX

The local elected official is concerned that the initiative, which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color, may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.

February 05, 2015

Bringing Black History Month to STEM Classes

Black History Month gives science and math teachers an opportunity to focus on black STEM leaders who are often overlooked and underrecognized.

January 26, 2015

Emphasis on 'Grit' Is Unfair to Some Students, Critics Say

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.

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