Racial Equity

Strategies for increasing integration and equity in education

Teachers Like Us: Strategies for Increasing Educator Diversity

A report outlining the research and recommendations for building a more diverse teacher workforce

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

Legacy Advantage

  • 37%

    Acceptance rate at selected elite colleges for legacy students

  • 9.5%

    Acceptance rate at the same schools for non-legacy students

Source: The New York Times

School Resource Officers

  • 36%

    Schools that are lower-income, predominantly Black (>80%) with a school resource officer, 2017-18

  • 5%

    Schools that are lower-income, predominantly White (>80%) with a school resource officer, 2017-18

Source: Urban Institute

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

WEBINAR: Rethinking Gifted Education

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Research Notes: College Advising Boosts Hispanic Enrollment and Completion

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Q&A: Kaya Henderson on Teaching Black History During the Culture Wars

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School Segregation 70 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

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Excellence with Equity: The Case for Rethinking Gifted Education

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Research Notes: Study Reports “Restorative” Discipline Policies Reduce School Crime

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Q&A: Meckler on the Long Arc of Voluntary School Desegregation in Shaker Heights

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How Dual Enrollment Is Changing the Face of Community Colleges

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The Obstacles to a More Diverse Teacher Workforce

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How the End of Affirmative Action Will Change College Admissions

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WEBINAR: Teachers Like Us: Strategies for Increasing Educator Diversity

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