Racial Equity

A New Bipartisan Education Agenda

After nearly four decades, the bipartisan coalition that pushed higher standards, tests, and accountability systems…

The Striking Racial and Gender Bias in Classrooms and How to Address It

This commentary was published in The 74. Education research is replete with studies that…

In Schools, Black Girls Confront Both Racial and Gender Bias

As schools grapple with longstanding racial inequities brought into sharp focus by recent cases of…

The Impact of School Desegregation on White Attitudes and Politics

Advocates of school integration have long suggested that desegregation can improve the racial…

The Families Talking—and not Talking—with Children About Racism

The past year has brought a reckoning on racism in the United States, prompted by…

Why a Diverse Teaching Force Matters and How We Can Get There

Amid the current national reckoning on racial equity, research exploring the impact of Black teachers…

Long Run Changes After Affirmative Action Bans in Public Universities

When several states banned affirmative action in higher education admissions, they pledged to use…

Racial Bias and the Black-White Test Score Gap

Despite growing evidence of connections between racial bias and racial disparities in academic outcomes, far less…

The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students

What effect does police violence have on the psychological and educational well-being of inner-city high…

Bias in the Air: Teachers’ Implicit Racial Attitudes

Implicit bias involves prejudicial behaviors or judgments that take place outside of conscious awareness. Subsequently,…

Inequality in Black and White

We know that differences in family income and parental education levels are linked to achievement…

The Hidden History of Teacher Advocacy in the Civil Rights Movement

There has been a resurgence of both teacher activism and attention to the unfinished challenges…

Teacher Mindsets: How Educators’ Perspectives Shape Student Success

Research increasingly points to the importance of social and emotional learning to student…

Closing the Latino Leadership Gap

Representation matters. But for most Latino students across the country, a stark under-representation of Latinos…