November 15, 2019 -
Hundreds of teachers and thousands of students left the classroom this week to protest the state Board of Education's refusal to return governance of the district from the state to a locally-elected school board. Critics of the state board say it's motivated by money, not students.
May 10, 2018 -
As federal courts have released some school districts from orders requiring desegregation, schools in the South have become more racially segregated than they've been in 50 years. Trump's judicial nominees and his Department of Justice could make things worse.
August 28, 2015 -
A tale of two recoveries, black and white, by the numbers.
August 27, 2015 -
Ten years after the New Orleans school system fired all its teachers and instituted near universal charter schools in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, test scores and graduation rates are up — but the gains have come with downsides. As other states attempt to replicate its model, there's much to learn from New Orleans.
August 20, 2015 -
We know school desegregation narrowed the racial achievement gap and dramatically improved the intergenerational mobility of black students in the South. So why isn't anyone talking about the importance of desegregating schools?
July 20, 2015 -
A by-the-numbers look at the big changes in New Orleans in the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit.
May 27, 2015 -
A Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies analysis finds that disclosure of more than $7 million spent in North Carolina's 2014 state-level elections was slowed due to inconsistencies in state reporting rules — including details about more than $1.6 million that were hidden from the public until after the elections had passed.