An Education Department report finds a dramatic increase in prison spending over education funding. The Obama administration is calling for a reprioritization.
The University of Alabama announced a new plan to address racism among its sororities and fraternities. This comes after a campus newspaper exposed systemic racism in the membership selection process.
Hillary Clinton gets pushback from teachers union members over her support of charter schools. Some of the educators booed the presidential candidate.
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson is resigning after five years of piloting the troubled school system. She’s widely praised for her reforms, though detractors point out some failures.
The NY Post accuses a private school of teaching White students that they’re born racists. This method of teaching diversity is supposedly a trend among some elite schools.
All the graduates of a Bronx high school are going to college. The principal credits full community involvement.
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.”