The nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd express deep pain, as they should. People are crying to be heard, as they should. The protests are multiracial, as they should be.
NEPC Resources on Equity and Social Justice
Educators in diverse settings should ensure everyone has the access to needed resources including technology, should focus energy on marginalized students, and should engage in critically conscious
Activists call for states to release most youth from juvenile detention facilities and to stop new intakes in order to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Students are calling for colleges and universities to prioritize equity in the admissions process and adopt test-optional policies for all applicants.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Educators and Activists About Educational Equity During the Pandemic
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña Interviews educators and activists about educational equity during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Ansley T. Erickson and Ernest Morrell About the Educational History of Harlem
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña Interviews Ansley T. Erickson and Ernest Morrell about the educational history of Harlem.
This policy memo discusses an approach to research and engagement called Community Research Collaboratives (CRCs).
Tracking and the Future of Career and Technical Education: How Efforts to Connect School and Work Can Avoid the Past Mistakes of Vocational Education
Despite the popularity of Career and Technical Education (CTE), concerns remain about the availability of resources for different CTE pathways, their relative status, and the degree to which adults
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Jennifer Jellison Holme and Kara Finnigan About Educational and Urban Politics and Policymaking
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña Interviews Jennifer Jellison Holme and Kara Finnigan about the structural inequities faced by schools in impoverished communities.
Public schools face relentless criticism. But this Valentine’s Day, we’re taking a step back to reflect on the things we love about public schools.
Boston, Hartford and Omaha offer hope in a world where desegregation is often falsely viewed as a relic of the past.
Landmark Voucher Case Could Foster Discrimination and Further Lower the Church-State Wall of Separation
The Supreme Court is expected to tell states that they cannot enforce legal barriers in their constitutions that prohibit the funding of religious schools, including those that discriminate in ways
The phrase “opportunity gap” should supplant “achievement gap.” Here’s why.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Daniel Markovits About American Meritocracy
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña interviews Daniel Markovits about American meritocracy.
Schools are implementing Restorative Justice in Education (RJE) initiatives across the United States, often to reduce the use of out-of-school suspension, which is known to increase the risk for dr
While we celebrate when parents donate money to their children’s schools, the practice creates inequities when some communities are able to raise substantially more money than others.
When home buyers and renters seek out neighborhoods with good schools, what are they really considering?
A recently finalized guide explains how communities can start a multi-generational reading group where students, families, and educators come together to discuss issues related to social justice.
Education Interview of the Month: Christopher Saldaña Interviews Kevin Kumashiro About Education Deans for Justice and Equity Alliance
NEPC Researcher Christopher Saldaña interviews Kevin Kumashiro about the Education Deans for Justice and Equity alliance, a collective voice of education scholars that has recently spoken out about
A new book explains how and why literacy instruction should incorporate the difficult experiences of teachers and students.
In this statement, over 350 deans and other leaders are calling for a significant shift in teacher-education programs. They caution against many of the current trends for “reforming” how we prepare
A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report proposes 16 indicators to use when evaluating educational equity.
In this Q&A, NEPC Fellow Paul Thomas discusses how White fragility plays out in schools.
In this Q&A, NEPC Fellow Beatriz Arias discusses issues related to emerging bilinguals and equity, including credentials, called Seals of Biliteracy, for students who demonstrate proficiency in
A new study finds that school district secessions in the South contribute to racial segregation.
A recent study finds that Latino children are becoming more racially segregated in schools but that children from low-income families are increasingly likely to attend schools alongside middle-clas
Policy changes could damage the health and educational opportunities of immigrant children.
This policy memo, jointly released by the National Education Policy Center and the Family Leadership Design Collaborative, explores how justice-based approaches to family engagement can enable pare
In the past decade, NEPC Fellow Jaime Del Razo has raised $94,000 in scholarship funds for undocumented students.
As the nation marks the 65thanniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, a new report calls attention to the re-segregation of our nation’s schools.
In this Q&A, NEPC Fellow Erica Frankenberg takes stock of voluntary integration efforts in the age of Trump.
NEPC Fellow and Stanford Law professor Bill Koski offers tips on practical steps schools can take to create a safe, legal, and welcoming environment for immigrant students and their families.
Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Mark Warren, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, and Jonathan Stith About the Educational Justice Movement
Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith interviews Mark Warren, Zakiya Sankara-Jabar, and Jonathan Stith about the educational justice movement.
When it comes to March Madness, the real losses are in the classroom, not on the court. NEPC Fellow Shaun Harper explains.
A new guide that explains how educators and families can start their own social justice reading groups that include children and adults. The authors want your input.
Insights into the latest legal challenge to affirmative action in college admissions.
Schools of Opportunity honoree Seaside High School is bridging the opportunity gap by providing students with what they need to succeed in college preparatory coursework.
Education Interview of the Month: Greg Smith Interviews Suzanne Eckes and Julie Mead About Privatization and Discrimination
Lewis and Clark College Emeritus Professor of Education Gregory A. Smith interviews Suzanne Eckes and Julie Mead about how school privatization can lead to discrimination.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Axed Guidance That Cracked Down on Unfair Punishments for Students of Color. What Should Schools Do Next?
Education Secretary DeVos has set aside federal guidance designed to protect students of color from unfair discipline practices.