Schools

STUDY: Black Students Disproportionately Suspended, Expelled in Southern Schools

A new study from two researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Education has confirmed what many black parents already know all too well: The people in charge at American schools are much more likely to suspend and even expel African-American children than their white peers. They also discovered that the problem is especially pronounced in the South.

ICYMI: Mindy Kaling's Brother Pretended to be Black on His Med School Apps

Mindy’s self-described nemesis brings trolling to a whole new level.

Jersey School District Apologizes for Elementary School Ebola Panic

Two children from Rwanda–which is Ebola-free–have yet to start the school year.

San Francisco Teen Wears Tux, Diocese Pulls Yearbook Photo

JessicasTux is trending in San Francisco.

Muslims Push to Add Holidays to New York City School Calendar

Muslim students make up about 10 percent of the city’s public school population.

Major Investigation Looks at Nation's Re-Segregating Schools

Almost everywhere in the country, the gains of integration have been eroded.

Bullied Transgender Teen Faces Battery Charges After School Fight

Teen is the only student charged, according to Change.org petition

Students Charged with Hate Crimes Against Black Student at San Jose State

The black student alleges his roommates decorated their room with a Confederate flag, and nicknamed him “Three-fifths.”

'Street Knowledge 2 College' Profiles Students at FREE L.A. High School

A new web series looks at one innovative high school that aims close the school-to-prison pipeline.

Fifth Graders Say Teacher Separated Black and White Students, Called Class 'Stupid'

“Everything that was going on was racist,” says one parent.

Parents Complain After Child Forced to Reenact Slavery on a Field Trip

A middle school student in Connecticut was called the N-word and chased through the woods during a field trip organized by her school.

Oklahoma School Changes Policy on Dreadlocks

Deborah Brown Community School came under fire last week for barring 7-year-old Tiana Parker from wearing dreads to school.

NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Cameos in Adorable Oakland Schools Video

“I’m an Oakland school kid” wants to get the message out that class can be fun.

Kid President's Got a Plan to Fix U.S. Education [VIDEO]

Kid President and a cast of adorable kids address the opportunity agenda in a new video produced by SoulPancake for the Opportunity to Learn Campaign.

Chicago to Close 61 Public School Facilities to Address $1 Billion Deficit

Student advocates say the schools closures will disproportionately affect students of color and endanger the lives of those who may have to cross gang boundaries to attend school.

Pew Report: Record Numbers of Latinos in US Colleges, Public Schools

Latinos are now, for the first time, the largest minority group among the nation’s four-year college and university students.

'Shy English Learning' Kindergarteners Perform Madonna's 'Vogue'

The children seen in the video above performing Madonna’s “Vogue” at their kindergarten graduation from the Olympic Primary Center in Los Angeles.

Judge Rules Thousands of School Workers Wrongfully Fired After Katrina

On Thursday, a Louisiana judge ruled that thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the entire city in 2005.