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Schott Foundation for Public Education

Obama's Opportunity Agenda Starts with Public Education

John H. Jackson | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
John H. Jackson

Matters of fairness, opportunity and inequality were center stage at this last week's State of the Union address. But it was the President's focus on education that brought home how one of our most important public institutions is suffering from the same inequities.

The Principles That Unite Us

John Thompson | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The time is right for educators to reintroduce our old-fashioned, sensible, evidence-based approach to school improvement. "The Principles that Unite Us" presents a balanced game plan for communities and labor to unite for educational and social justice.

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...

Education News: Themes from the week of August 15, 2010 - College readiness, teacher effectiveness and community development

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sawyers

A round-up of the week's education stories brought to you by The Hechinger Report....

Scapegoating Teachers Will Not Help Young Black Males Succeed

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Only when parents, administrators, teachers, and the community come together to find solutions can we truly address all the factors in making a child a success.

Only 47 Percent Of Black Male Students Graduate High School Nationwide, Study Shows

GOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A 50-state report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education has come to a dispiriting conclusion: public education is failing black male student...

Obama's Education Reforms Criticized By Civil Rights Groups

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

President Barack Obama recently laid out a series of education reforms -- and many aren't happy about them. According to the Washington Post, a coalit...