schools

Dept. of Ed: School Districts Must Eliminate Racial Disparities in Funding

It’s not just about an achievement gap, it’s also a resource gap.

High School Teachers Remake Chris Brown Song, Make it Awesome [VIDEO]

Meet the teachers of San Francisco’s Leadership High School.

California High School Changes Racist Arab Mascot

But is this a victory?

Following Ferguson: Teaching the Crisis in the Classroom

FergusonSyllabus comes to the classroom.

Ferguson Goes Back to School, With Double the Counselors

They will be available for the first week of school.

Los Angeles Public Schools Open for Child Migrants

It’s not just goodwill. It’s the law.

857 Desks Installed On National Mall to Call Attention to Drop Out Rates

Each desk represents one of the 857 students who drop out of high school in the United States every single hour, every single school day, according to the College Board.

Calif. School District Bans Mexican Slur Used to Bully Indigenous

The district denounced the terms “Oaxaquita,” which translates to “little Oaxacan,” and “indito,” or “little Indian” referring to the indigenous people from Mexico’s Oaxaca state

Louisiana School Psychologist: 'Young Black Thugs Who Won't Follow the Law Need to Be Put Down'

“Young Black Thugs who won’t follow the law need to be put down not incarcerated. Put down like the Dogs they are!” read one tweet made by Mark Traina, the Jefferson Parish school psychologist, who has worked with alternative schools and in central administration.

ACLU Sues School that Outed Native Teen's Pregnancy

The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of New Mexico filed a lawsuit last week

behalf of Shantelle Hicks, 15, who was initially kicked out of middle school and then publicly humiliated at an assembly by the school director because she was pregnant.

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We're Not Poverty Porn

Native American youth respond to ABC’s documentary and tell Diane Sawyer their stories are a lot more complex.

Ex Philly Schools Chief Takes Heat for Unemployment Bid

Former district employees say that Arlene Ackerman doesn’t deserve another dime from the city.

Driving Undocumented Parents Underground Hurts Students

According to a new report, legalization for parents helps kids perform better in school.

Should Rupert Murdoch Run Your Kid's Classroom? [Reader Forum]

Corporate money in public schools is scary, but not for the reasons you might think. Readers discuss the new state-of-education dispatch by our reporter Julianne Hing.

Colorado Town Debates Whether School Police Can Also Work for ICE

Kids in the tiny town of Carbondale had to see their school police officer also deport their families during immigration raids.

Study: Black Students Suspended More For Small Infractions

Black students are more likely be suspended for using cell phones and offering public displays of affection, according to a new report from the National Education Policy Center.

Report: Bullying Stunts Academic Performance of Kids of Color

Now, advocates and parents search for answers.

All NYC Public Middle and High Schools Will Now Have Sex-Ed

New York City Mayor Bloomberg launches sex-ed program that includes safe-sex lessons in NYC public schools.

Top Arkansas Student Denied Sole Valedictorian Honors Because of Race

The student contends that the administration has long made it harder for black students to be recognized for their academic achievements.

Still Separate and Unequal, Generations After Brown v. Board

Nearly 60 years after the landmark case, we’ve yet to resolve the fundamental question of how to deliver high quality public education to kids of all races.