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'He Has to Go to Therapy': Student Is Suing Michigan

Details: The family of a Black Michigan student has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the Farmington Public Schools district, alleging that his white teacher called him …

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Two Demoted Educators Sue NYC Department of Education

Details: Two educators from the Bronx have filed lawsuits against the New York City Department of Education, alleging they were wrongfully terminated and then reinstated at lower levels, each after

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Jacksonville Native Once Told Not to Encourage Black

Details: Frazier, a graduate of Jacksonville’s Andrew Jackson High School, first began his career in education as a Teach for America Corps member in 2012 and taught sixth- …

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Black Teen Graduates High School Early, Will Attend HBCU

Details: Counseling and a positive support system at the Alternative Center for Education in Rochester helped Walker regain a sense of normalcy. “Eventually I pulled myself together and I …

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The Unforeseen Consequences: How School Integration Failed

Details: Board of Education ruling, the period of legal racial segregation in the school system came to a close. At first glance, this decision may look like a step in the right direction: The racist

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NYC Pays More Than $1 Million in Settlement Money to Black

Details: The payout is the result of a lawsuit the U.S. Justice Department filed against New York’s Department of Education in 2016, as reported by New York Daily News. Three teachers and …

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A Teen In Foster Care Applied to Harvard 'as a Joke' Now

Details: An Cincinnati, Ohio, teen who entered foster care at the age of 16 and rehomed five times in less than two years is getting ready to further her education at one of the top schools in the country

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How to Make the American Education System Work for Black Boys

Details: As the report was released to the public, the same issues were the subject of a study released this week by education advocates concerning the …

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'Are Our Kids Half-Oppressor, Half-Victim

Details: Oak Park Schools officials have introduced a set of social justice standards intended to act as anti-bias education for students in kindergarten on up, although the system does not identify the

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10 Mind-Blowing Things to Know About Education in Africa

Details: The notion that ancient African education was oral and not written is only a myth. In his book, “Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora,” Dr. Michael Gomez, an author and professor

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No, Being Educated Does Not Make You Any Less Racist

Details: A college education does not make anyone immune to being a racist. The stereotype of the dumb, uneducated white person who spews racist …

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7 of The Most Segregated School Systems in America

Details: On the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education this month, let’s take a look at how little progress the United States has made toward integrating public schools. New York.

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'She Needa Go Back to School': Draya Michele’s Education

Details: Draya explained in a now-deleted Instagram post from December 2017 that Kniko was required to memorize and recite a four-minute speech on American history for school.

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'See You Later': Eboni K. Williams Responds to Recent

Details: During the “RHONY” episode aired on June 1, Williams and her costar Luann de Lesseps got into a heated discussion over education. The argument …

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Higher, Not Closer: Black Educational Attainment Still Not

Details: Education alone cannot overcompensate for the institutionalized racism and discrimination still prevalent throughout this country. As Blacks are becoming more educated, so are whites, but at a

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'This Is Something New and Different': Dr. Dre Shares

Details: Dr. Dre is working with fellow industry legend Jimmy Iovine to provide teens in the South Los Angeles area with access to educations that will cater to their personal interests in hopes of

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Why Are Schools Serving Predominately Black Students More

Details: Karin Chenoweth is the writer-in-residence at The Education Trust, a non-profit dedicated to promoting high academic achievement for students. Ms. Chenoweth has written three books on the

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Group Claims Black Faculty at UNC Considering Leaving

Details: 21 hours ago · The National Center for Education Statistics stated that out of 622 professors with tenure at UNC during the 2019-20 school year, only eight were Black women. With …

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'Our Stories Need to Be Told': New Initiative to Send N.J

Details: Education and civil rights advocates including Dr. Cornel West spoke at the news conference unveiling the new initiative. Ed Richardson, executive director of the New Jersey Education …

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Black College Students Offered Fully Funded Master's

Details: A new teacher development grant program aimed at increasing the number of Black educators in the state of Colorado is offering Black students pursuing a career in education …

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Study: Biased Principals Are Why Black Students Are Four

Details: A new study has exposed the discriminatory practices in the American education system. The research found that Black children are more often disciplined and more severely punished by …

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‘Our Youth Will Be Taught to Love America’: Trump Vows to

Details: On Thursday, Sept. 17, President Donald Trump announced that he would establish a new commission purposed with restoring “pro-American education” to schools across the …

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How One UGA Professor Received Vitriol After Posting About

Details: A University of Georgia professor has a serious issue with the way the education system impacts Black students, and she’s tackling it in her newest book.

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Federal Judge Settles 15-Year Legal Battle, Awards $577

Details: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, who covers higher education for The Washington Post, spoke to NPR last month about how the replication of similar degree programs at white schools hurt HBCUs.

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Education Archives

Details: The Last Frontier: Education Technology Finally Sees Surge in Investments as the Industry Plays ‘Catch-Up’ Melissa Harris-Perry Sheds Light on One of the Coolest Hackathons for Young Black Techies . 10 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Books of 2015 You Should Consider Reading .

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The Brain Squad: Team of Preteen Inventors Develop

Details: The Brain Squad: “The way problem we want to solve is lack of children’s education in Nigeria and other places and hands out will help that problem.” …

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'I Thought It Was a Fictional Movie': 100 Years Later

Details: It was until 2002 that Oklahoma public schools were instructed to teach about the massacre, when it was added to the academic standards by The Oklahoma Education Department. Even then, the mention

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Betsy DeVos' Educational Experiments on Black Children In

Details: Education reform is usually based on the rhetoric that students will achieve better results. The outcomes have not been impressive. Michigan’s charter schools consistently “have recorded

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Black N.J. School Board Member Hit With Six-Month

Details: A New Jersey school board member has 30 days to file an appeal after a state education ethics commission recommended a six–month suspension following her racially charged encounter with a South

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More Than 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

Details: Board of Education ruling deemed it unconstitutional to segregate students based on race but some would suggest that America’s education system has …

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African Figurines Beheaded, Iconic Ruby Bridges Poster

Details: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who oversees the Department, confirmed the incident through spokeswoman Angela Morabito. “We can confirm there …

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Kenya Moore Faces Backlash After Calling Out ‘RHOBH’ Star

Details: The argument ultimately ended with the topic shifting from the level of education to race as Williams was asked to leave Lesseps’ residence. Moore said,

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How Standardized Testing Maintains Achievement Gap

Details: According to education advocates, the proponents of public school privatization use standardized testing with the goal of dismantling public K-12 education.

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BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Steps Down Amid

Details: The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation announced Thursday, May 27, that co-founder and current executive director, 37-year-old …

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5 Special Things Black People Lost When Schools Were

Details: The superior education that many Black schools provided before integration is a source of fierce pride for alumni of those schools, in addition to the subject of a growing body of scholarship

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College-Educated Black Women Less Likely To Marry a Man

Details: In some cities in America, Black girls are up to 50 percent more likely than Black boys to graduate from high school, according to a report by the NAACP and Schott Foundation for Public Education.

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Little Rock 9: In Seeking School Desegregation Rather than

Details: Board of Education decision that prohibited legal segregation, and the order to end the segregation of the public schools “with all deliberate speed”—schools are as segregated as ever. A …

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With a Legacy That Goes Far Beyond Her Groundbreaking Ph.D

Details: Cooper blatantly disregarded the school district’s all-white, all-male Board of Education that insisted she needed to focus on teaching her students basic math and vocational skills in belief

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Michael Jordan Donates $1M to Help Morehouse College

Details: Monique Dozier, vice president for institutional advancement at Morehouse, said the donation is an “investment in the education of talented men …

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A Pipeline to More Failure: Incarcerated Youth Subjected

Details: The education of incarcerated youth is a major problem facing the nation. A report released last year by the Southern Education Foundation (SEF) stated that, “The juvenile justice education

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6 Reasons Black Boys Without Disability Wind Up In Special

Details: Among them, about 23,000 are receiving special education services; more than 37,000 are enrolled in honors classes; and for nearly 46,000, a …

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Black and Brown Students Are Denied Access To Advanced

Details: Education provides a gateway for opportunity. Those who have access to a better education have better chances for success. While the U.S. education system may position itself as a …

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'I Knew Instinctively That They Would Hurt My Baby

Details: And a Black mother with a college education is at a 60 percent greater risk for a maternal death than a white or Hispanic woman with less than a high school education.

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ACT/UNCF Survey Finds Many Black Students Are Not Ready

Details: Education and training at higher education institutions are still the tickets to a high-paying job in America, but a new study has revealed Black students …

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Effects of Systemic Racism Leaving Black Youths Facing

Details: These disadvantages take effect at an early age and lay the foundation for racial disparities in health, education, incarceration rates, unemployment and even life …

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Many Black Students Missing Out on Significant

Details: The real twist in the student’s favor, however, is the fact that some countries offer secondary education at a much cheaper rate than their American counterparts. The Atlantic points to …

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Betsy DeVos' Elimination of Obama Rules Allows For-Profit

Details: Betsy DeVos, Trump’s secretary of education, has announced the elimination of Obama-era rules to protect students from the fraudulent and predatory practices of for-profit colleges.

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Dr. Umar Johnson Hopes to Take Aim at ‘Educational Racism

Details: Dr. Umar Johnson Hopes to Take Aim at ‘Educational Racism’ With HBCU Purchase. Dr. Umar Johnson is attempting to raise $5 million by Aug. 21 …

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