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Are All Black Students Falling Behind?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.26.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

At many four-year public schools, much work to support black students still needs to be done. But, let's remember, statistics can tell multiple stories.

As People Of Color Formerly Employed By Mizzou, We Demand Change

Bryana H. French, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2016 | Black Voices
Bryana H. French, Ph.D.

Racial microaggressions are rampant. Faculty and students report feeling tokenized, encountering hostile stares, and their intelligence doubted. While the President and Chancellor's resignations are a small start, it will take much more for institutional change to follow.

The Positive Numbers About Young Black Men

The Boston Globe | Derrick Z. Jackson | Posted 02.25.2015 | Black Voices

Earlier this month, an attention-grabbing 30-second video, released by the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP and featuring Medford High School st...

Social Justice in the Urban Classroom: The Day After the Eric Garner Decision

Franchesca Warren | Posted 02.07.2015 | Education
Franchesca Warren

In the classroom, I honestly spoke to students about how to channel their anger and how to exact change in a way that would make them unstoppable in the eyes of injustice.

The Mentoring Effect: How the President's Brother's Keeper Initiative Taps This Critical Asset

David Johns | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
David Johns

At-risk young adults who had a mentor were 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly, and nine out of 10 of them want to give back by becoming a mentor.

Rethinking School Discipline for Better Opportunities

Kavitha Mediratta | Posted 04.30.2014 | Impact
Kavitha Mediratta

Studies show that African-American students were three times more likely to be suspended than white students during the 2009-10 school year, largely for nonviolent offenses.

Another Failed Charter: Do These Schools Have a Future?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Black Voices
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In February, the Einstein Montessori School in Orlando became a casualty of the charter school experiment. State officials closed the school that had ...

Fulfilling Her Mother's Dream

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.19.2013 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Why is it that even as new populations of low-income African-American and Hispanic students enter higher education in even greater numbers, the new mantra of the elite commentariat is that maybe we need more job training, less Shakespeare and more socket wrenches?

Moral Bankruptcy on Student Loans

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.09.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

Congress should be ashamed of itself for imposing more barriers to college access and completion because of its perverse inability to make any good decisions these days.

Feds To Monitor Oakland Schools' Discipline Of Black Students

Posted 10.03.2012 | Education

The Oakland Unified School District and the U.S. Department of Education agreed last week to allow for at least five years of federal monitoring as th...

School Vouchers Have Little Effect On College Enrollment, With One Exception: Study

Posted 08.24.2012 | Education

The offer of a voucher to attend private school in New York City had little overall effect on college enrollment, according to a study by researchers ...

President Obama's Education Initiative Unlocks the Gate for African Americans

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.25.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Acknowledging the significant racial disparity present in our educational system, the president's order is a significant game changer for millions of black students, their families and communities suffering from the impact of inadequate opportunities.

Obama Announces First-Ever African-American Education Office

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is creating a new office to bolster education of African-American students. The White House says the office wi...

Disturbing Revelation About Making It To College

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Joanna Lin California high schools that serve largely Latino or African American students are faili...

School Suggests 'African American Attire' Is 'Animal Print'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

A letter sent home with students at Western Union Elementary School in North Carolina didn't sit well with parents. The note asked students to wear...

Rex Sinquefield Apologizes For Comment Linking Schools With KKK

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

After sparking controversy by quoting a former judge who stated the Klu Klux Klan designed the American public school system to hurt African-Americans...

Minority Parents: Schools Need Reform, But Children's Academic Success Is On Us

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

Studies have consistently shown that compared to their white counterparts, minority students are less likely to graduate high school on time or receiv...

Federal Aid to the Schools -- Wasteful or Helpful?

Jack Jennings | Posted 06.21.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

The proportion of students who are the focus of federal aid is growing. Thus, we should reconfirm our commitment to bringing about greater equity in education.

Pass The iPad? Why Low Performing Schools Need Digital Media

Craig Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Craig Watkins

What if young people were encouraged to view their mobile phones, cameras, and iPods as learning devices and tools for critical citizenship and engagement in their communities?