education

Cleveland, Mississippi's school board voted to appeal a court-ordered desegregation plan. The city has fought desegregation for more than five decades.

The Dept. of Education announces a new round of competitive grants for Promise Neighborhoods. Harlem Children's Zone inspired the program.

A philanthropy organization awards nearly $3 million in grants toward education programs in Kentucky for Black boys. Observers praised the award, but warned that Black girls are being neglected.

An Education Department report finds a dramatic increase in prison spending over education funding. The Obama administration is calling for a reprioritization.

Secretary of Education John King called for greater diversity at the PTA annual convention. He said diversity offers benefits all the way around.

The University of Alabama announced a new plan to address racism among its sororities and fraternities. This comes after a campus newspaper exposed systemic racism in the membership selection process.

A new study shows that educators with a pessimistic attitude toward education technology tend to teach at urban and low-income schools. This further widens the digital divide.

Ivory Toldson is leaving his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs. Deputy Undersecretary of Education Kim Hunter Reed will serve as acting executive director.

Secretary of Education John King is urging charter schools to take a different approach to school discipline. Research shows that charter schools suspend students--especially children of color--at a higher rate than public schools.

The CEO of pilotEd, a Chicago-based education nonprofit, won a global fellowship for social entrepreneurs. PilotEd has a holistic approach to educating minority students while connecting with the community.

Baltimore County public schools are exploring ways to reduce suspensions for students of color. Hundreds of educators attended a two-day conference to find solutions.

A wheelchair bound middle school student delivers an inspirational speech at graduation. The 14-year-old girl who was paralyzed by a gang member's stray bullet said, "I won today."