public education

The story of financial inequality in the U.S. has many chapters on the different ways Black Americans suffer disproportionately. Whether it’s net worth, homeownership, income or some other factor, Black consumers often face challenging barriers to financial stability and wealth building.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Students at Harvard University staged a protest Thursday as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos delivered an address on school choice. Some held up fists. One held up a sign reading, “White supremacist.” Others called for protections for victims of campus sexual assault. DeVos last week revoked Obama administration guidance that instructed colleges […]

    Betsy DeVos has no public school experience. She has never worked in a public school. She has never been a public school teacher. She has never served on a public school board. And she never attended a public school. And yet she was confirmed Tuesday as the nation’s next Secretary of Education. The […]

The Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision on May 17, 1954 by the U.S. Supreme Court set into motion the desegregation of public schools across the nation. On this day that same year, Washington, D.C. and Maryland public schools racially integrated their classrooms on the heels of the landmark ruling. The integration of […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday it cannot support either the Senate or the House versions of bills being considered this week to update the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law. Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, says neither bill has sufficient accountability to ensure that all children […]

ATLANTA (AP) — In one of the biggest cheating scandals of its kind in the U.S., 11 former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a scheme to inflate students’ scores on standardized exams. The defendants, including teachers, a principal and other administrators, were accused of falsifying test results […]

We know this about Republican lawmakers: Educating African -American students is not high on their list of priorities. Providing quality education for African-American and public school students of color is one of the Obama administration’s top objectives for the next two years. But if congressional Republicans have their way, massive cuts in education spending would […]

The amazing thing – no one intended for this to happen. The popular blog and Facebook site Humans Of New York has over 11 million followers who tune in for the human stories. The brainchild of blogger/photographer Brandon Stanton, the page attracts people who enjoy the full fabric of human lives via a photograph and […]

The New York City Teachers’ Strike of 1968, also referred to as the Ocean Hill-Brownsville crisis, caused a major split between Blacks and Jews in the city that still has ramifications today. The strike came as a result of the decentralization of schools in New York City, an experimental plan endorsed by then-mayor John Lindsay […]