Girls outscored boys on the first national tech literacy exam. Less surprising to administrators was the racial and socioeconomic achievement gap.
The new federal education law grants states and school districts more decision-making authority. This raises concerns for many about the future of education equity.
Watch Roland Martin, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rev. William Barber, Edith Bartley, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the battle against SB 873 in the video clip above.
A Louisiana high school prevented its valedictorian from graduating because he refused to shave off his facial hair. The school district said it has a longstanding ban on male facial hair. But it was not enforced during the school year.
A new report says schools are accepting technology from companies that are data mining students. The researchers say students are vulnerable to privacy violations and harmful marketing.
A teenage mother bounced from home-to-home but remained focused on earning her college degree. She credits the support from a college diversity program for her success.
Desegregation has stalled, showing growing disparities – especially for poor Black and Hispanic students.
A federal court orders Cleveland, Mississippi to desegregate its secondary schools. The judge approved a Justice Department plan to consolidate the middle and high schools.
A North Carolina school board lifted its ban on students carrying Mace and pepper spray on campus. This comes in response to the DOJ’s civil rights lawsuit against the state’s bathroom law.