For far too long, the academic achievement level of African American students has been unacceptably low, despite an abundance of research on the topic and examples of best practices in communities across the nation.
Today, the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights released new data on the condition of our nation’s schools with regard to racial and ethnic disparities in access to quality education and fair treatment of students.
This fact sheet provides an overview of positive investments in youth in President Obama's FY 2015 budget proposal, including pathways to reconnection for opportunity youth, summer jobs programs, and work experience and national service.
This report provides historical context for school discipline policies, explains how they funnel young people into the justice systems, provides data showing inequitable enforcement against students of color, and provides productive alternative discipline strategies.
Unfortunately, most low-income African American and Hispanic children cannot access the kinds of transformative educational opportunities necessary to put them on a path to college and, eventually, out of poverty and into the middle class. Nationally, onl
To achieve the goal of all students graduating from high school ready to pursue college and careers, education leaders should start by looking at the weakest points in the education system: high-poverty, high-minority schools. Successfully implementing rigorous changes to strengthen especially weak schools will also…