race and ethnicity

  • According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, American students performed just above average on a new, international test of problem-solving skills given to 15-year-olds. And an Annie E. Casey Foundation report cautions that there are wide racial disparities in educational opportunity across the country. Photo by Getty Images
    April 1, 2014   BY Kyla Calvert 

    Two reports out Tuesday offer some perspective on whether American students will be well prepared for the working world when they get there. According to the Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, American students performed just above average on a new, international test of problem-solving skills given to 15-year-olds. And an Annie E. Casey Foundation report cautions that there are wide racial disparities in educational opportunity across the country. Continue reading

  • New York city classrooms are the most segregated in the country according to a new study by UCLA.
    March 27, 2014   BY Kyla Calvert 

    Public schools in New York state are the most segregated in the nation, according to a report out this week from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project. The overall rate of segregation was heavily weighted by New York City schools, which the researchers say is the most segregated school system in the country. Continue reading