As states cut budgets, racial funding gaps between districts could widen

In a House Education and Labor Committee hearing Monday, lawmakers predicted the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could widen racial funding gaps between wealthy and low-income public school districts.  Reports cited by committee members suggest public schools already have a $23 billion racial funding gap between districts serving predominantly students of color compared to districts with a […]

majority to “hold off” trips until Covid-19 vaccine available

The research carried out by the British Educational Travel Association in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Business School found that many young people worry about the cost, risk and both financial and health safety of booking future trips as a result of...

Fear of pulling the thread of racial illiteracy

Michelle Gordon is an assistant principal at Wakefield High School in Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina. One of the ways to dismantle systemic racism in schools is to require racial literacy programs for white teachers — to catch our own presuppositions in...

Uncertain educational environment requires shift in PD

Dive Brief: Teaching underwent a massive change this spring when most schools switched to distance learning, and with educators facing an uncertain upcoming school year, professional development must shift to help them prepare, Mount Holyoke College Professor Megan...

Head of North Carolina’s community colleges tapped to lead UNC

The University of North Carolina (UNC) System picked Peter Hans, head of the state’s community colleges, as its leader Friday, touting his state roots and ability to rise above rancorous partisanship.  Politicization is exactly what has plagued one of the most...