Racial Equity

Strategies for increasing integration and equity in education

Q&A: Why, and How, We Need to Address School Segregation

The research supporting integrated schools and the challenges to achieving them

Closing Troubling Racial Gaps in Advanced Courses

Why Black and Latino high school students are less likely to participate in advanced coursework

Changing the Narrative: The Push for New Equity Measures in Education

The movement to introduce new indicators of school performance

Q&A: Gershenson on Why a Diverse Teaching Force Matters and How We Can Get There

The positive impact that Black teachers can have on Black students

In Schools, Black Girls Confront Both Racial and Gender Bias

The challenges Black girls face in school and ways to address them

Racial Equity

By the Numbers

Student Loan Debt by Race

  • 45%

    Black students who owe more than $40k in student loan debt a year after graduation

  • 18%

    White students

Source: Education Data Initiative

Teacher/Student Race

  • 79%

    U.S. public school teachers that identify as white, non-Hispanic

  • 47%

    U.S. public K-12 students that identify as white

Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

Segregated Schools

  • 7,800

    Predominantly same-race schools located within 5 miles of a different same-race school

  • 13,500

    Located within 10 miles

Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office report, June 2022

Critical Race Theory

  • 40%

    Adults who support teaching Critical Race Theory

  • 60%

    Adults who support teaching about race and racism

Source: Morning Consult survey of 4,421 adults, The New York Times

Racial Equity

All Work

Research Notes: The Problem With Test-Based Remediation

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Research Notes: Who Refers Whom? Teachers and Disciplinary Referrals

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Q&A: Why, and How, We Need to Address School Segregation

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Research Notes: Americans Support Teaching Racial History, Not CRT Label

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Culturally Responsive Teaching, Explained

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Research Notes: STEM Summer Programs for Underrepresented Youth Increase STEM Degrees

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What the Florida CRT Controversy Means for the Future of Textbooks

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The Power of “Free” College: Reducing Racial and Socioeconomic Inequalities

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Legislative Tracker: Parent-Rights Bills in the States

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New Evidence on Racial Disparities in School Discipline

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Effects of Teacher Diversity on Hispanic Student Achievement

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Race and the Mismeasure of School Quality

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The Churn

The latest leadership changes in the education sector

Events

Upcoming events at FutureEd and across the education policy world

FutureEd in the News

Media mentions and our work on other platforms