Several education news stories in 2016 impacted the African-American community. Black educators reached new heights and the community debated school choice.
The Education Department accesses civil rights gains under President Obama. Activists are preparing for rollbacks under Trump's administration.
The Departments of Education and Justice urged schools to examine their use of police officers to discipline students. They offer guidelines and tools to revise their policies.
Homeless among students is a growing national crisis. The Department of Education has issued guidance to states and school districts on how to address this issue.
The Dept. of Education announces a new round of competitive grants for Promise Neighborhoods. Harlem Children's Zone inspired the program.
An Education Department report finds a dramatic increase in prison spending over education funding. The Obama administration is calling for a reprioritization.
Secretary of Education John King called for greater diversity at the PTA annual convention. He said diversity offers benefits all the way around.
New data from the Education Department reveals inequality in school districts across the nation. Black students are experiencing fewer education opportunities and disproportionate suspensions.
The new federal education law grants states and school districts more decision-making authority. This raises concerns for many about the future of education equity.
The Department of Education hosted a national teacher diversity summit. It also released new data on the issue.
The Department of Education reported a record number of civil rights complaints. Sec. of Education John King told NewsOne that he's optimistic, but there's more work to do.
Secretary of Education John King talks with NewsOne about elevating the teaching profession. He wants to give teachers a voice and prepare them for the 21st century classroom.