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Toronto school board data reveals that Black, racialized and lower-income students face significant gaps in student outcomes. Nik Shuliahin /Unsplash

Racialized student achievement gaps are a red-alert

In examining and addressing opportunity gaps for racialized students in schools, school boards must learn to account for present-day and historical inequities.
The nation’s founders saw education as key to self-rule. Joseph Sohm/www.shutterstock.com

Fight for federal right to education takes a new turn

The Supreme Court long ago rejected the idea of a federal right to education. Can a series of new lawsuits convince the court to change its mind?
A statue of colonialist and mining boss Cecil Rhodes is removed from the University of Cape Town. How can we best measure how higher education is being transformed? Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Here’s how to measure – and deepen – change in South Africa’s universities

Universities need to change to become more equitable learning spaces. But what’s the best way to measure their transformation, identify gaps and emphasise successes?
Unfair advantage? tutoring by v.schlitching/Shutterstock

Private school pupils doubly advantaged by private tutoring

Private tutoring is used by many parents around the world to supplement their children’s education and boost their chances of success at school. In England, several surveys have estimated the prevalence…
He’s been reading for months already. Mother and child via Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock

Stop blaming poor parents for their children’s vocabulary

While the reading wars in education have raged for decades, most people agree that literacy is crucial for children and that the path to strong reading and writing skills begins in the home. But focusing…

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