Ivory Toldson is leaving his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs. Deputy Undersecretary of Education Kim Hunter Reed will serve as acting executive director.
Secretary of Education John King is urging charter schools to take a different approach to school discipline. Research shows that charter schools suspend students–especially children of color–at a higher rate than public schools.
A new study shows that educators with a pessimistic attitude toward education technology tend to teach at urban and low-income schools. This further widens the digital divide.
A wheelchair bound middle school student delivers an inspirational speech at graduation. The 14-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a gang member’s stray bullet said, “I won today.”
The CEO of pilotEd, a Chicago-based education nonprofit, won a global fellowship for social entrepreneurs. PilotEd has a holistic approach to educating minority students while connecting with the community.
Baltimore County public schools are exploring ways to reduce suspensions for students of color. Hundreds of educators attended a two-day conference to find solutions.
Gov. Christie proposes a school funding plan that would equalize how much the state spends per pupil. But state Democrats are blasting his proposal.
Georgetown University officials are brainstorming how to make amends for its 19th century mass sale of slaves. This is part of a racial injustice initiative.
Michigan’s governor signed into law a $617 million bailout package for Detroit Public Schools. There are many critics of his plan.