My Brother's Keeper

Measuring the Effectiveness of My Brother’s Keeper

by Nick Chiles / The Hechinger Report

One by one, smartly dressed young African-American men emerged from dark curtains, each wearing a big smile and holding aloft a small sign displaying... Read More


Betsy DeVos Confirmation Gets Heated Reaction on Social Media

by #teamEBONY

Reaction to the Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary got swift reaction from several corners standing in stern disagreement with the appointment.... Read More


Educate Me: A New Way of Connecting Between Black Teachers and Students

by Curtis Bunn / Urban News Service

The axiom, “Those who cannot do, teach,” missed the point, as far as Blake Nathan is concerned. In fact, Nathan created the Educate Me... Read More


Reaching Out and Helping Kids Cope in a Violent World

by Tomika Anderson

If you asked 17-year-old Newark, N.J. resident Naseer Wilkerson to describe what his neighborhood looks like at night, he couldn’t do it. That’s because... Read More

The Miseducation of Betsy DeVos

The Miseducation of Betsy DeVos

by Terrence Chappell

The miseducation of Betsy DeVos, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, could mean the disenfranchisement of millions, particularly people of color. This past Tuesday,... Read More

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In Passionate Speech, Detroit Teen Details Importance of Education to Betsy DeVos

by #teamEBONY

On Tuesday, Betsy DeVos, 59, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for education secretary, stood before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for a rare... Read More


5 Things to Know About the Student Loan Lawsuit Against Navient

by #teamEBONY

Federal regulators have filed a lawsuit against Navient Corp., the nation’s biggest student loan company, which had been part of Sallie Mae until spinning... Read More


The iZone, How School Districts are Closing the Achievement Gap

by Alisha Tillery

Hamilton Middle School, in the heart of South Memphis, isn’t your average middle school. Instead of the sound of chatty and energetic adolescents by... Read More

With A Sessions-Led DOJ, What Does the CPD Probe Really Mean?

With A Sessions-Led DOJ, What Does the CPD Probe Really Mean?

by Shari Runner

On November 24th, 2015, people in Chicago and around the world watched in disbelief as the horrific dashcam video of a White Chicago Police... Read More


The Civil Rights Threat Hovering Over the Dept. of Education

by Chris Stewart / Citizen.Education

The U.S. Department of Education’s overburdened Office of Civil Rights must be sweating as they face leadership changes in both their department and in... Read More