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


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

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


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

To Tell The Truth…About Racism in Education

To Tell The Truth…About Racism in Education

by James E. Ford / Education Post

“If we would start telling the truth in schools, we would not have racism. We could cure racism in this country” —Jane Elliott These... Read More

Oprah and O Girls Feature

Oprah And Fusion Celebrate The Power of Education On “O Girls”

by Melissa Kimble

Is there anything that Oprah can’t do? She’s had a stellar year at the helm of the OWN Network. She ended the year with arguably... Read More


What I Told My Black Students to Remember Under a Trump Presidency

by Sharif El-Mekki / Education Post

The morning after the election, Philadelphia was fresh off a six-day public transit strike. Now our students, who had demonstrated high levels of grit... Read More


This Election: Why Black Men Should Pay Attention and Vote

by Dr. Larry J. Walker

A scene from director Ava DuVernay’s classic “Selma” captures what African-Americans had to fight for in decades past when we tried to cast a ballot.... Read More


Why the NAACP’s Position on Charter Schools is a Mistake

by Rev. Ronald Slaughter

Editor’s Note: The following op-ed was quoted in an earlier story on the topic of the NAACP and charter schools. At a time... Read More