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Black Males Will Need 50 Years To Catch Up To White Graduation Rate

AP | SUZANNE GAMBOA | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- More than half the young black men who graduated high school in 2010 earned their diploma in four years, an improved graduation rate tha...

Dubiously Closing the Achievement Gap

Anjali Deshpande | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education
Anjali Deshpande

The Virginia Department of Education has essentially institutionalized low expectations.

Self-Employment A Possible Solution For Jobless Black Graduates

The Huffington Post | Patrice Peck | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

While a degree certainly provides graduates with an edge in the job market, unemployment statistics have repeatedly shown that one’s race plays a ro...

Minnesota District Slapped With Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

Three black students have filed a lawsuit against Minnesota's Zumbrota-Mazeppa School District claiming school officials did nothing to address racial...

A Lesson for Public Schools From Steve Jobs

Anna Wong | Posted 10.09.2012 | Education
Anna Wong

If Steve Jobs were attending a typical urban public school today, chances are high that he would have been suspended, expelled, or at the very least, put on a track aimed at failure rather than success.

Case Against Teacher Who Called Students 'Fat, Black And Stupid' Moves To Federal Court

Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

Heights Community School parents have filed a lawsuit that is now moving to federal courts against the St. Paul Public School District in Minnesota, a...

Students Told They Can't Transfer Out Of Failing School Because They Are White

Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

Rayville Elementary School in Louisiana received a failing grade this year, based on the state's School Performance Scores. Under the state's Public S...

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...

Top U.S. High School Hit With Civil Rights, Discrimination Suit

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a prestigious Alexandria, Va. high school, has been hit with a federal civil rights lawsu...

Pushing Children Out of School -- A New American Value?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

Every time a child is excluded from school by adults or is chronically absent without any actions to determine why, we are failing the child and undercutting the importance of education. Hundreds of years after Americans first made that connection, what will it take for us to get it again today?

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...

Tomorrow's Leaders Learn From Today's At Inaugural UNCF Student Leadership Conference

Posted 06.14.2012 | Black Voices

Recently, UNCF brought 34 students to Washington for its inaugural Student Leadership Conference, sponsored by three transformational UNCF programs: t...

'I Thought You Were Black': Teacher Tells Student To Read Poem 'Blacker'

Posted 03.18.2012 | Education

A Virginia high school English teacher is under investigation for allegedly asking the only black student in the class to read a poem in a "blacker" m...

Joy Resmovits

Officials Attack School-To-Prison Pipeline At School Justice Conference | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2012 | Education

Jakayla Ivory, a St. Louis high-school student convicted of second-degree assault, likely would have gotten two years in jail. Instead, she went to sc...

California High School Brawl Not Racially Motivated, Officials Say

AP | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

CARSON, Calif. — Classes were proceeding normally amid heightened security Thursday at a Los Angeles-area high school where eight students were ...

4 Injured, 2 Arrested In Racially Motivated High School Brawl

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

CARSON, Calif. -- Dozens of students battled each other at a California high school Wednesday in a racially motivated brawl between black and Latino s...

Joy Resmovits

Black, Hispanic Students Face More Suspensions | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Minority students have less access to advanced courses, more inexperienced teachers and face tougher disciplinary consequences than their counterparts...

Blaming the Victims in Their Own Voices

Amy Wilkins | Posted 04.08.2012 | Education
Amy Wilkins

We don't know why the boys quoted by the Sparrows didn't mention the numbingly dull classes, the frequently absent teachers, the non-functioning science labs and all the other ways schools cheat them out of strong educations.

Educators Alarmed: Black, Latino Students Perform at Levels of 30 Years Ago

| Teresa Wiltz | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. WASHINGTON —- Educators are expressing alarm that the performance gap between minority and whi...

Black Students At Duke University Protest Recent Study

AP | MARTHA WAGGONER | Posted 03.20.2012 | Black Voices

RALEIGH, N.C. — An unpublished study by Duke University researchers that says black students are more likely to switch to less difficult majors ...

'Income Achievement Gap' Nearly Double Black-White Performance Gap

| Louis Freedberg | Posted 01.21.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. In a dramatic illustration of the impact of income inequality on how children do in...

Lack of Minority Teachers Attributed To Bias And Low Graduation Rates

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

Minority students will likely outnumber white students in the next decade or two, but the failure of the national teacher demographic to keep up with ...

Lawmakers: No Child Left Behind Rewrites Hurt Minority Students

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Minority lawmakers say House and Senate plans to rewrite the No Child Left Behind education law fail to protect minority children, ...

Federal Probe: LA Schools Failed To Provide Equal Education For Minority Students

AP | By CHRISTINA HOAG and KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- A 19-month civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District found that the district failed to provide an equal edu...