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Texas Public Schools Removing Jim Crow and KKK Content From Textbooks
Texas public schools are removing passages about Jim Crow and the Klu Klux Klan and are revising th...


Emailed Threat Shuts Down Second-largest US School District
The nation's second-largest school district shut down all of its campuses Tuesday after an emailed ...


Detroit’s School Chief Decides Not to Resign — Yet
Roy S. Roberts, the state-appointed head of the Detroit Public Schools, said he will stay on the jo...


Chicago Public Schools Release "Safe Passage" Routes to Ensure Student Safety
Chicago Public Schools have released their "Safe Passage" routes to ensure that students will be sa...


Vanessa Williams 'Thinks It Up,' Talks Lion Babe Daughter
Vanessa Williams chats exclusively with BET about her new charitable venture and her Lion Babe of a...


Sixth-Grade Teacher Adds Chief Keef to Lesson Plan
Parents upset with John Fisk Elementary quiz....


Chicago Schools Start With More 'Safe Passage' Safety Guards
For the first several weeks of school, students will be watched over by hundreds of adult guards....


In New York City, a Brewing Fight Over Charter Schools
New York City's mayor and the state's governor are in a public skirmish about charter schools....


Selma Coming to High Schools Everywhere
Paramount to give free DVDs of film to every high school in the U.S....


This Day in Black History: Oct. 29, 1969
The Supreme Court orders immediate school desegregation on Oct. 29, 1969....


This Day in Black History: May 27, 1958
Ernest Green of the "Little Rock Nine" became the first Black graduate of the newly desegregated Ce...


Chicago to Name High School After President Obama
The selective college preparatory high school will open in 2017 with a freshman class....


The Freedom Side: Young Activists Organize for Change
A new generation of civil rights leaders is emerging....


Does the White House Understand the Value of an HBCU Education?
Congressional Black Caucus members say HBCUs need more support....


Commentary: School Choice Is an Issue of Fairness
For too many children in America, a quality education is often out of reach....


Philadelphia Public Schools Slash Obesity Rates by 5 Percent
Within four years, Philadelphia public schools slashed its obesity rates by 5 percent, according to...


Angelique Kidjo: We are 'This Close' to a Polio-Free World
Singer celebrates one year of no cases reported in Nigeria....


New Rules Aim to Rid Schools of Junk Food
Healthier pizzas, low-fat burgers and yogurt will be offered to kids instead....


Did Chicago Public Schools Target Black Teachers in Layoff Plans?
The Chicago Teachers Union says African-American teachers from poorest schools make up the bulk of ...


Study: D.C. Public Schools Have the Largest Achievement Gap
According to a 2011 federal education study, the gap between Black and white students in D.C. is tw...

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