The nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd express deep pain, as they should. People are crying to be heard, as they should. The protests are multiracial, as they should be.
NEPC Resources on Race, Ethnicity, Class, Culture, and/or Gender
Activists call for states to release most youth from juvenile detention facilities and to stop new intakes in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Ansley T. Erickson and Ernest Morrell About the Educational History of Harlem
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña Interviews Ansley T. Erickson and Ernest Morrell about the educational history of Harlem.
Tracking and the Future of Career and Technical Education: How Efforts to Connect School and Work Can Avoid the Past Mistakes of Vocational Education
Despite the popularity of Career and Technical Education (CTE), concerns remain about the availability of resources for different CTE pathways, their relative status, and the degree to which adults
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Jennifer Jellison Holme and Kara Finnigan About Educational and Urban Politics and Policymaking
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña Interviews Jennifer Jellison Holme and Kara Finnigan about the structural inequities faced by schools in impoverished communities.
Boston, Hartford and Omaha offer hope in a world where desegregation is often falsely viewed as a relic of the past.
Landmark Voucher Case Could Foster Discrimination and Further Lower the Church-State Wall of Separation
The Supreme Court is expected to tell states that they cannot enforce legal barriers in their constitutions that prohibit the funding of religious schools, including those that discriminate in ways
The phrase “opportunity gap” should supplant “achievement gap.” Here’s why.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Daniel Markovits About American Meritocracy
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña interviews Daniel Markovits about American meritocracy.
Schools are implementing Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) initiatives across the United States, often to reduce the use of out-of-school suspension, which is known to increase the risk for dr
While we celebrate when parents donate money to their children’s schools, the practice creates inequities when some communities are able to raise substantially more money than others.
When home buyers and renters seek out neighborhoods with good schools, what are they really considering?
Changes to curriculum, policy, and practice can help schools become safer and more welcoming for LGBTQ students.
A recently finalized guide explains how communities can start a multi-generational reading group where students, families, and educators come together to discuss issues related to social justice.
In this Q&A, NEPC Fellow Edward Garcia Fierros sheds light on the use and abuse of 504 plans, which played a prominent role in this year’s college admissions scandals.
A new book explains how and why literacy instruction should incorporate the difficult experiences of teachers and students.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Katherine Schultz About Distrust in Educational Change
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña interviews Katherine Schultz, Dean and Professor of Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder School of Education, about the role of distrust in education
A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report proposes 16 indicators to use when evaluating educational equity.
In this Q&A, NEPC Fellow Paul Thomas discusses how White fragility plays out in schools.
In this Q&A, NEPC Fellow Beatriz Arias discusses issues related to emerging bilinguals and equity, including credentials, called Seals of Biliteracy, for students who demonstrate proficiency in
A new study finds that school district secessions in the South contribute to racial segregation.
The Saturday School Where Mexican American Children Learn About Their Heritage: A Q&A with NEPC Fellow Angela Valenzuela
NEPC Fellow Angela Valenzuela discusses Academia Cuauhtli, a Saturday school where fourth graders learn about indigenous Mexican and Mexican American culture, history, language and experiences, all
A recent study finds that Latino children are becoming more racially segregated in schools but that children from low-income families are increasingly likely to attend schools alongside middle-clas
Policy changes could damage the health and educational opportunities of immigrant children.
This policy memo, jointly released by the National Education Policy Center and the Family Leadership Design Collaborative, explores how justice-based approaches to family engagement can enable pare
In the past decade, NEPC Fellow Jaime Del Razo has raised $94,000 in scholarship funds for undocumented students.
As the nation marks the 65thanniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, a new report calls attention to the re-segregation of our nation’s schools.
NEPC Fellow John Yun responds to a Mackinac Center critique of his review of their report, The Michigan Context and Performance Report Card: High Schools 2018.
Lost in Translation: English Learners, One Study, and the Dangers of Translating Research into Practice
A highly publicized study found that English learners benefited from being retained in Grade 3.
Earlier this year, Arizona dealt a quiet final blow to the last English-first language policy left standing.
In this Q&A, NEPC Fellow Erica Frankenberg takes stock of voluntary integration efforts in the age of Trump.
NEPC Fellow and Stanford Law professor Bill Koski offers tips on practical steps schools can take to create a safe, legal, and welcoming environment for immigrant students and their families.
Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Mark Warren, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, and Jonathan Stith About the Educational Justice Movement
Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith interviews Mark Warren, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, and Jonathan Stith about the educational justice movement.
When it comes to March Madness, the real losses are in the classroom, not on the court. NEPC Fellow Shaun Harper explains.
NEPC Fellow Elizabeth Meyer provides context about proposed changes that could impact the administration of the main federal law pertaining to gender discrimination in education.
A new guide that explains how educators and families can start their own social justice reading groups that include children and adults. The authors want your input.
Insights into the latest legal challenge to affirmative action in college admissions.
Schools of Opportunity honoree Seaside High School is bridging the opportunity gap by providing students with what they need to succeed in college preparatory coursework.