Equity & Diversity Educational Inequality: 4 Moments in History That Explain Where We Are Today
A new Columbia University report highlights how inequality was embedded in the creation of public education in the United States.
Equity & Diversity The Ongoing Challenges, and Possible Solutions, to Improving Educational Equity
Schools across the country were facing major equity challenges before the pandemic, but its disruptions exacerbated them.
Law & Courts Supreme Court to Highlight Little Rock, Desegregation History in Exhibit to Open Next Fall
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. highlights the brave role of a federal judge in Little Rock in 1957, and draws some parallels to today.
Equity & Diversity Schools Are Resegregating. There's a Push for the Supreme Court to Consider That
As the court weighs race-conscious college admissions policies, some say the needs of resegregating K-12 schools ought to be considered, too.
Recruitment & Retention A New Teacher at 50: Inside the Struggle to Rebuild America's Black Teaching Workforce
A suburban Chicago school district was desperate to hire more teachers of color and root out racism. Enter DarLisa Himrod.
Equity & Diversity In Uvalde, Pain Where There Once Was Pride
Past and present residents of Uvalde, Texas, recount a deeper story of Robb Elementary—one that began years before the May 24 mass shooting.
Equity & Diversity An Expansive Look at School Segregation Shows It's Getting Worse
Most of the increases have come within the nation's 100 largest districts.
Equity & Diversity Q&A Racist Bomb Threats and Post-Civil War School Burnings: A Scholar Connects the Dots
Hundreds of Black schools built during Reconstruction were burned, but racist violence against schools is hardly a historical footnote.
Equity & Diversity Could School Resegregation Drive White Students to Become Democrats as Adults?
A researcher tracked the political affiliation of adults who graduated from high schools where court-ordered desegregation was lifted.
Law & Courts Decades-Old Desegregation Case Drawing to a Close in Tucson, Ariz.
After more than 40 years, the Tucson Unified School District is being released from court oversight for its decades-old desegregation case.
Federal Schools Could See U-Turn on Civil Rights Under Biden
Activists expect to see renewed guidance, more active enforcement, and better data collection from the Ed. Department’s civil rights office.
Equity & Diversity Despite Push, Few Schools Have Dropped Confederate Names
An Education Week analysis shows that 5 percent of the nation's Confederate-named schools have been renamed since June.
Equity & Diversity Reported Essay Do America's Public Schools Owe Black People Reparations?
School districts must make amends for their racist history, writes Daarel Burnette II. What should that look like?
Big Ideas in Education Special Report Big Ideas for Confronting Racism in Education
There’s no single solution for combating anti-Black racism in schools. That’s why we filled an entire special report on the subject.