The U.S. Department of Education investigates systemic racial discrimination in Pinellas County Schools. Federal education officials had previously criticized the district for its five failing predominantly Black elementary schools.
For the second straight year, a student from Long Island, New York’s Elmont Memorial High School has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools, according to NBC 4 New York. The student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, who is the class valedictorian, has until May 1 to decide whether she’ll attend one of the prestigious northeastern schools
Negotiations are at a standstill between Duke University and student protesters. The university official at the center of the controversy apologized for his misconduct. The students call it a small victory, but just one step toward resolving the bigger issues.
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton proposed spending $2 billion on alternatives to traditional school punishment. Her plan, and other alternatives like restorative justice, seek to end the school-to-prison pipeline.
Oakland school district offers manhood courses to male Black students. Early results show promise in closing the achievement gap and increasing the graduation rate.
A Johns Hopkins University study reinforces evidence that a teacher’s race affects student evaluations.
A report revealed racial, ethnic and income bias in Montgomery County, Md.’s gifted students program. Black and Hispanic students comprise a majority of the county’s student population, but they are underrepresented at the elite schools.
Chicago teachers who cross the picket line on April 1 could get kicked out of the union. Union delegates voted in favor of a one-day strike, and union leaders say all members must comply.
Data analysis finds that nearly half of the nation’s largest school districts hired more security officers than counselors. This study adds to the national discussion about the school-to-prison pipeline.
Two new reports say that tracking has significant benefits for gifted Black and Hispanic students. But opponents of separating gifted students say it harms those in regular classes.