School integration is often thought of as something that took place in the 1960s. But the first black student to desegregate a school by court order was an Iowa girl named Susan Clark in 1868.
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.
Public school funding aims for every student to have the same opportunities. But a new study shows parents contributions still perpetuate inequality in government schools.
While the Brown vs. Board of Education case is often celebrated for ordering school desegregation, history shows many black people in the city where the case began opposed integrated schools.
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.
Some communities are seeking to secede from larger school districts to form their own school districts in the name of 'local control.' But court rulings find race is often at play.
While Linda Brown is being celebrated for her role in the historic Brown v. Board of Education case that desegregated US schools, a researcher says the story behind the case is more complex.
Immigrant pupils do not cause a decline in education standards, according to a new OECD report.
One of the many striking aspects of slavery was denial of education to slaves. How is this history reflected in today's school system?