What do black Americans experience in the school system?
What are the race-related struggles that African-American students experience throughout their school years? Here's the story of Tyrone.
Are police being asked to do too much?
Police in schools are being asked to deal with a range of issues, such as being a mental health counselor for a traumatized child. It is unfair to the police and can be harmful for children.
A Halloween gathering in Los Angeles for children who live on the street, in shelters or in cars.
On the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's promise to "end welfare as we know it," a social work scholar asks why child poverty is still such a problem in the U.S. and what race has to do with it.
School closure over the summer widens the achievement gap between classes.
School chair image via www.shutterstock.com
The learning loss that occurs over the summer for poor students can lead to a growing academic achievement gap in subsequent years. What are community schools and how do they help low-income students?
What struggles do black families face over the summer?
Mother child image via www.shutterstock.com
Summer is not an idyllic time for all. Two researchers who are black and are parents to two black children describe why they feel the weight of the summer.
How can more kids be interested in science?
A 'leaky STEM pipeline' keeps many women, racial and ethnic minorities as well as adults from low-income families from pursuing STEM careers. How early do these leaks begin?
Classrooms are becoming more diverse. So, why is music education focused on Western music?
The majority of music education teachers in American schools are white, and education focuses on Western classical music. What impact does it have?
Why aren’t enough black students identified for gifted programs?
Howard County Library System
Two students -- one black and one white -- with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.
What will the new law change?
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB). How much of an improvement is it over the earlier law?
When does disciplining kids work?
What happens when kids are put through harsh disciplinary measures?