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Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot

Trump-Clinton? Charter Schools Are the Big Issue on Massachusetts’ Ballot

Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts canvassed with supporters of the charter schools proposal in Dorchester, Mass., last month.
Justices Face ‘Blizzard of Words’ in Special Education Case
Richard Carranza Is Talking About Integration. Can He Make It Happen?

Richard Carranza Is Talking About Integration. Can He Make It Happen?

Public School 161 in Harlem, where 95 percent of the children are black or Hispanic, is the kind of school Chancellor Richard Carranza hopes can attract white and middle-class parents.
U.S. Investigating Yale Over Complaint of Bias Against Asian-American Applicants

U.S. Investigating Yale Over Complaint of Bias Against Asian-American Applicants

The Yale investigation could have far-reaching consequences for college admissions policies and for affirmative action.
U.S. Investigating Yale Over Complaint of Bias Against Asian-American Applicants

U.S. Investigating Yale Over Complaint of Bias Against Asian-American Applicants

The Yale investigation could have far-reaching consequences for college admissions policies and for affirmative action.
‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students

‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students

Trinity Hughes, left, and Zyahna Bryant at Charlottesville High School, where they are seniors.
‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students

‘You Are Still Black’: Charlottesville’s Racial Divide Hinders Students

Trinity Hughes, left, and Zyahna Bryant at Charlottesville High School, where they are seniors.
Challengers of Affirmative Action Have a New Target: New York City’s Elite High Schools

Challengers of Affirmative Action Have a New Target: New York City’s Elite High Schools

Stuyvesant High School is the most competitive of the eight test-in specialized schools in New York City.
‘I Love My Skin!’ Why Black Parents Are Turning to Afrocentric Schools

‘I Love My Skin!’ Why Black Parents Are Turning to Afrocentric Schools

Thomas Lewis, a martial arts instructor, teaches a lesson at Little Sun People. The school has a new theme each month; in November, students studied human bodies with the help of a black pediatrician.
New York City Public Schools Should Be Evaluated Based on Diversity, Not Just Tests, Panel Says

New York City Public Schools Should Be Evaluated Based on Diversity, Not Just Tests, Panel Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio, flanked by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, right, delivers remarks about a diversity plan in Brooklyn.
How Much Wealthier Are White School Districts Than Nonwhite Ones? $23 Billion, Report Says

How Much Wealthier Are White School Districts Than Nonwhite Ones? $23 Billion, Report Says

Kindergarten students dancing during a performance arts class at a school in New Jersey. A new report highlighted the drastic differences in funding for predominantly nonwhite school districts
DeVos Illegally Delayed Special Education Rule, Judge Says

DeVos Illegally Delayed Special Education Rule, Judge Says

Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, delayed a rule requiring states to address racial disparities in special education in 2018.
Past Tense: Segregation Has Been the Story of New York City’s Schools for 50 Years

Past Tense: Segregation Has Been the Story of New York City’s Schools for 50 Years

Students carrying picket signs as part of a citywide school boycott that saw hundreds of thousands of children stay home from classes. Feb. 3, 1964.

New York’s Best Schools Need to Do Better

Yet again, the paucity of black and Latino students admitted to New York City’s elite public high schools is cause for alarm, and action.
A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar

A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar

A national debate was ignited by the low number of black students admitted to Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan.
A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar

A Few More Black Students Are Offered Spots at Stuyvesant, Fanning Fresh Uproar

A national debate was ignited by the low number of black students admitted to Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan.
Big Money Enters Debate Over Race and Admissions at Stuyvesant

Big Money Enters Debate Over Race and Admissions at Stuyvesant

Mr. Lauder, who is the president of the World Jewish Congress, and Mr. Parsons, the former Time Warner chief executive and Citigroup chairman who sits on the board of Estée Lauder Companies, have been

An Editor’s Yearbook Tells a Tale of Race in New York’s Elite Public Schools

When I attended Bronx Science, the student body was 23 percent black and Hispanic. Its ethnic makeup is very different today.