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September 26, 2018
Chicago SAT averages fall short of cutoff for main campuses of University of Illinois
Chicago Public School juniors scored an average of 951 on the SAT this past spring, lower than the minimum score needed to gain…
August 30, 2018
Banned from texting students, educators are urged to be ‘warm and demanding’ to make connections
Chicago educators learn about personalizing learning, and surmounting new barriers in reaching out to kids — particularly black boys.
August 8, 2018
New high school plan still has some South Side residents feeling neglected
New proposed boundaries for Near South High School has garnered praise from some community members. But not everybody looks at the map and…
August 6, 2018
Neighbors at odds heading into Near South High School hearing
On Tuesday, Near South Side residents divided over the opening of a high school on the site of a popular elementary school have…
July 25, 2018
The feds are discouraging districts from using race to integrate schools. A new study points to a potential downside
The rollback could have harmful consequences for students, according to a new study.
Race and equity
July 24, 2018
Here’s some advice for CPS’ future Chief Equity Officer in year one
When a small group of central office staff met earlier this year at Chicago Public Schools headquarters to discuss a grant, the conversation…
July 9, 2018
How school desegregation efforts could change, or not, after DeVos’s move to scrap Obama-era guidance on race
The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw guidance dealing with race in school admissions last week wasn’t just about…
Business of education
June 29, 2018
Memphis school leaders pledge ‘a new day’ in contracting with diverse business owners
The plan comes about seven months after a study commissioned by the school board highlighted wide disparities for businesses owned by white women and people of color.
March 23, 2018
Race, not just poverty, shapes who graduates in America — and other education lessons from a big new study
Black students are much less likely to graduate from high school and attend college than white students with the same family income.
Race & Class
March 8, 2018
Report: Black Memphians are better educated than 50 years ago, but child poverty is up
The University of Memphis report was commissioned by The National Civil Rights Museum.
It's not just the classroom
November 28, 2017
Disparities persist in how Memphis schools contract with businesses, study shows
Although black-owned businesses make up more than a third of the local construction industry, they were awarded less than 1 percent of school contracts.
August 14, 2017
5 key anti-racism resources for teachers, courtesy of #CharlottesvilleCurriculum
Looking for help addressing Charlottesville in class? Dozens of other educators have your back.
choice for most
August 10, 2017
Chalkbeat explains: When can private schools discriminate against students?
Here’s your guide to understanding when, why and how private schools can say no to some students.
race in the classroom
July 22, 2017
‘Do you see me?’ Success Academy theater teacher gives fourth-graders a voice on police violence
Sentell Harper created a spoken-word production for his students to perform about what it means to be black and male in America.
December 22, 2016
Race Matters: How America’s schools wrestled with segregation in 2016
In a year where race dominated the national conversation about identity and equality, American education systems grappled with issues of integration and segregation.
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