today in black history

December 04, 2022

The New York Amsterdam News, one of the nation's premier Black newspapers, is founded in 1909.


News and opinion articles regarding public education reform in the United States and efforts to increase Black student achievement, retention and graduation from public schools.


NorthStar News Columns and Editorials


The Campaign to Destroy Public Schools
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

What to Our Black Children is the Fourth of July?

By Walter Fields, Executive Editor


Don't Let Schools Lie to our Children
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

What's in your child's backpack?
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

When the Ivy is not enough
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Waiting for Mrs. Sheer
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Saving Black Boys
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

Back to School
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

My Educant Rant
By Walter Fields, Executive Editor

The Struggle Post-Brown
NorthStar Editorial

An Education President
NorthStar Editorial

To Be Equal: School Vouchers Are a Failed Experiment
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: As students head back to school, we support their plans
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Save our Cities: Education, Jobs & Justice
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Class of 2016, Beating the Odds
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Education is the key, nation must make it a priority
By Marc Morial, Contribuor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Making certain every child achieves
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: To the Class of 2015
By Marc Morial, Contribuor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: The State of Black America - By the Numbers: Part 1
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Inequity in education funding shortchanges America's future
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Finding promise in the Common Core Standards
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: National Urban League supports education Common Core standards
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Reforming school discipline policies to create a fair system
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Race and income affect parent engagement and student achievement
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Challenging the Class of 2013 to serve and live with compassion
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: The President jpins our fight for early childhood education
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: President Obama announces a significant education initiative
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: The President's Education Initiative
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Encouraging Careers in STEM
By Marc Morial, Contributor and CEO, National Urban League

To Be Equal: Fixing Public School Financing
By Marc Morial, Contributro and CEO, National Urban League

Our Mediocre Investment in Education
By Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Contributor


NorthStar News Coverage & State-level Public Education Information


$20 Million Gift to Detroit Schools

November 16, 2022 8:30 am

By Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat

Billionaire philanthropist McKenzie Scott gifts public schools Read More


Philly's School Chief Steps Down

October 21, 2022 11:00 am

By Johann Calhoun, Chalkbeat Philadelphia

Chief education officer set to leave at the end of the month Read More


CBC Applauds Student Loan Forgiveness

August 24, 2022 3:00 pm



Congressional Black Caucus supports Biden plan Read More


Philly Schools Boost Enrollment

August 19, 2022 11:00 am

By Dale Mezzacappa, Senior Reporter, Chalkbeat Philadelphia

Analysis shows increase of Blacks and Hispanics in top schools Read More


Tennessee voucher program given OK

August 08, 2022 12:30 pm



Judicial panel refused to block private school voucher program Read More


NYC School Integration Fight

July 24, 2022 10:00 am

By Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat, New York

Advocates see an uphill fight on school integration in NYC. Read More


New help for Philly Schools Chief

July 14, 2022 9:30 am

By Johann Calhoun, Chalkbeat Philadelphia

80 civic leaders to advise new Philly schools superintendent Read More


Detroit Schools embrace Intensive Tutoring

June 06, 2022 1:00 pm

By Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit

Schools try to close literacy gap. Read More


Philly School Segregation

May 23, 2022 12:30 pm

By Dale Mezzacappa, Senior Reporter, Chalkbeat Philadelphia

Areas schools are among the most segregated in the country Read More


New Casey Report on Racial Barriers

April 02, 2014 9:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Race for Results describes challenges facing Black children. Read More


Civil Wrongs in Education

March 24, 2014 10:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Public education shaping up as civil rights battleground for 21st century. Read More


Pennsylvania

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Pennsylvania. Read More


Maryland

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Maryland. Read More


Connecticut

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Connecticut. Read More


New York State

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of New York. Read More


New Jersey

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of New Jersey. Read More


North Carolina

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of North Carolina. Read More


Virginia

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Virginia. Read More


Ohio

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Ohio. Read More


Delaware

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of Delaware. Read More


South Carolina

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for large public school districts in the state of South Carolina. Read More


Washington DC

April 03, 2013 12:00 am



Contact information for the public school district of the District of Columbia. Read More


Public focuses on Student Achievement

September 28, 2012 7:00 am



Teacher performance and school atmosphere are seen as keys. Read More


Many Seniors not College Ready

Only 43% of Class of 2012 SAT Takers College Ready

September 26, 2012 9:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

College Board reveals less than half of college bound seniors ready. Read More


Keeping Black Boys in School

September 25, 2012 9:30 am

By NorthStar News Staff

New report details the epidemic in dropout rates for Black males Read More


Black Males Education Summit

August 28, 2012 12:00 am



Videotape of the town hall with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Read More


Dead End for Black Boys?

June 27, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

College Board reports unemployment, death, incarceration likely. Read More


Brown’s Enduring Legacy

Historic decision still resonates today

May 17, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Brown decision casts shadow on current education reform efforts. Read More


Michigan Gov Sets Education Agenda

April 28, 2011 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

Gov. Rick Snyder proposes massive school restructuring in Michigan. Read More


Ed Secretary Talks Reforms

February 17, 2011 12:00 am

U.S, Department of Education

Arne Duncan addresses issues of diversity, teachers and achievement. Read More


Black Boys Expelled

School suspensions target Black boys in middle school

September 21, 2010 12:00 am

By NorthStar News Staff

A new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals dangerous trend. Read More


President Outlines Education Agenda

Merit Pay, Career Training among priorities

March 11, 2009 12:00 pm

By NorthStar News Staff

President Barack Obama addressed the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce yesterday at the Washington Marriott Metro Center, and used the speech to outline his education agenda. Read More


U.S Department of Education

January 03, 2009 12:00 am



Hon. Arne Duncan is the Secretary of Education, appointed by President Barack Obama. Read More