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

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 […]
Fear of pulling the thread of racial illiteracy

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...
Study finds racial, gender gaps in principal hiring

Study finds racial, gender gaps in principal hiring

Dive Brief: Black and female assistant principals are less likely than their white and male counterparts to be promoted to principal. And when they are, it takes longer, according to a study published Monday. Analyzing Texas Education Agency data on promotions for...