When the Supreme Court exempted suburbs in the North from the kind of desegregation orders imposed in the South, it enabled the 'de facto' segregation that continues in America's schools to this day.
US school segregation is higher than it has been in decades, even if there are no longer overt laws requiring racially segregated schools.
For many professional athletes, leaving their troubled neighborhoods for better resourced prep schools paved the way for success.
New analysis shows public schools have similar, or even better, results than private schools with similar rankings of socioeconomic status.
Public schools in some states outsourced their cleaning services to private companies as part of a neoliberal experiment starting in the 1990s. This has had a host of impacts, including on students.
Universities have both a responsibility and a degree of potential influence on public schooling that set them apart and impose a special duty of leadership.
A number of states are considering laws to put charter school growth on pause, saying they drain resources from public schools. A school finance expert explains the logic behind the efforts.
Teachers' unions often claim they are striking for better schools on behalf of students. A closer look at recent strikes suggests they are fighting for something else: membership.
Many states are planning to introduce Bible literacy classes in schools. These classes have a long and acrimonious history.
Following a fatal beating of a student, Chicago started a Safe Passage program in 2009 to ensure students get to and from school safely. Nine years on, how is it working?
Better funding, integrated neighborhoods and a diverse teacher workforce are among the things needed to dismantle a long-standing racially segregated school system, a scholar argues.
Urban and rural science teachers often lack funding for science lab materials and pay out of pocket to provide those materials for their students, new research detailed in this Speed Read shows.
Research explores why parents in Nairobi actively choose to send their children to private schools, despite the financial constraints.
Students with unpaid meal debts have been experiencing some shaming policies at school. New rules are aimed at protecting these children, but the real solution may lie in free meals for all.
If we look at enrolment figures for public secondary schools, it's untrue to say the steady drift towards private schools has been reversed.
The Trump administration's new education budget cuts money from traditional schools and funnels it toward school choice. Is it a nail in the coffin for public education?
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
In the early 19th century Catholics were persecuted for refusing to participate in Protestant Bible reading in schools. In many schools, those opting out of Bible classes are harassed, even today.
Students from South Africa's public school system battle to cope with the rigorous demands of any university degree without genuine, committed support.
Public schools are spaces in which equality can either be supported or weakened.