New report on diversity trends in STEM workforce and education

Today, the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, or NCSES—part of the U.S. National Science Foundation—released Diversity and STEM: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities 2023, the federal ...

What is racial battle fatigue? A school psychologist explains

When William A. Smith, a scholar of education and culture, introduced the term "racial battle fatigue" in 2003, he used it to describe the cumulative effects of racial hostility that Black people—specifically faculty and ...

How race matters for the student loan crisis

In his new book, sociologist Jason Houle reveals how Black borrowers are disproportionately affected by the student loan crisis and shows how this disparity perpetuates social and economic inequality.

Massive learning setbacks show COVID's sweeping toll on kids

The COVID-19 pandemic devastated poor children's well-being, not just by closing their schools, but also by taking away their parents' jobs, sickening their families and teachers, and adding chaos and fear to their daily ...

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