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Still Separate and Unequal

American Schools and Segregation

American schools are becoming more segregated, and the predominately Black schools often struggle.  While hyper-segregation…

How America's 'Toughest' Principal Fights For Her Students

Liz Dozier, America’s Toughest Principal

Liz Dozier, "America's toughest principal," improves her school and inspires the nation.   When CNN's…

Thousands of preschool kids face suspension

Black Preschool Kids Suspended at Higher Rates than Whites

Black children face an uphill climb from the minute they enter school. Even preschoolers are…

Will the New SAT Boost College Prospects for Black Students?

Will Black Students Improve Their SAT Scores? (And Does it Matter?)

Will the change to the SAT help or harm Black students? Throughout the history of…

Guest in a Strange House

Life as a Poor Black Kid at a Rich White School

Andre Robert Lee is a talented filmmaker who also happens to be my high school…

[MODERN MOM] The Private School Conundrum

I’m not an expert on public education reform; I’m just a mother who recently visited…

Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada, Leader of Harlem Children’s Zone, to Resign

After 24 years as the chief executive officer of the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), Geoffrey…

A Call to Action

For President Barack Obama, a father with two daughters, preparing African-American students for the academic…

75 Students from 62 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2014 HBCU All-Stars

75 Students Named HBCU All-Stars

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) today announced its first…

The New Old Labor Crisis

The Black Professor: An Endangered Species

The New York Times reported recently on an adjunct instructor, James Hoff, who walks like…