Education news, analysis, and opinion about academic performance differences based on socioeconomic status, race, gender, or other factors
Equity & Diversity Efforts to Root Out Racism in Schools Would Unravel Under 'Critical Race Theory' Bills
The bills proposed in more than 15 states would force districts to end initiatives that acknowledge individual and systemic acts of racism.
Equity & Diversity Opinion Researchers Agree the Pandemic Will Worsen Testing Gaps. But How Much?
Without substantial investment in their learning, the life chances of children from low-income families are threatened.
International Global Test Finds Digital Divide Reflected in Math, Science Scores
New data from the 2019 Trends in International Math and Science Study show teachers and students lack digital access and support.
Families & the Community Opinion Families Not Engaging With School? Rethink the Problem
Parents are ready to support distance learning, but educators need to speak the right cultural language, writes a team of researchers working with an Oregon school district.
School & District Management How the Fight for America's Suburbs Started in Public Schools
A heated school board election in the fast-changing Atlanta suburbs pits Black Lives Matter vs. the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream.”
Student Achievement Opinion How to Really Close Opportunity Gaps During Our National Racial Reckoning
"Colorblind" teaching isn’t going to cut it, writes Vanderbilt University’s H. Richard Milner IV.
College & Workforce Readiness COVID-19's Disproportionate Toll on Class of 2020 Graduates
The pandemic hit college-bound members of the class of 2020 from low-income homes much harder than it did their better-off peers, our survey found.
College & Workforce Readiness Conflicting Messages Exacerbate Student Detours on the Road to College
Amid the many disruptions of the COVID-19 era, it’s more important than ever for educators to be consistent about the admissions requirements—and the costs—of college.
Equity & Diversity Reported Essay 'Was I Part of the Problem?' A Journalist Studies Her Own Reporting on Race
Veteran reporter Debra Viadero invites researchers to scrutinize her decades of reporting for racial bias.
Families & the Community Do Parents Trust Schools? Where the Fault Lines Are During COVID-19
A new survey finds that parents’ trust in schools’ ability to keep their children safe varies by race, political affiliation, and education level.