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The Challenging, Often Isolating Work of School District Chief Equity Officers
Education Week shines a spotlight on equity officers who are doing the difficult work of increasing racial equity in their school districts across the country

Some evidence for the importance of teaching black culture to black students
Hechinger Report Editor Jill Barshay reports on promising results from a Stanford study on the Oakland Unified School District’s African-American Male Achievement program, but notes that more research on similar initiatives to improve outcomes for students of color.

Segregation in Pennsylvania schools: How a ZIP code determines the quality of a child’s education
Due to the property tax structure Pennsylvania uses for school funding, family income and where a child lives directly dictates the quality of his or her education.

Detroit Students Are Making a Federal Case Out of What They Say Was an Education So Poor, It Violated Their Constitutional Rights
Detroit students are suing the state of Michigan for the poor conditions they faced in public schools.