Dallas Schools, Long Segregated, Charge Forward on Diversity

By DANA GOLDSTEIN June 19, 2017 DALLAS — Michael Hinojosa was about to enter the ninth grade in Dallas when a federal judge ordered the city’s public schools to integrate. It was 1971, and Mr. Hinojosa, the Mexican-American son of a preacher, was...

Key Takeaways From a Report on Racial Gaps

By MITCH SMITH May 2, 2017 CHICAGO — Progress made by black Americans in recent years is threatened by President Trump and his policies, the National Urban League said in a report released Tuesday. The Urban League’s annual review found...

PTA Gift for Someone Else’s Child? A Touchy Subject in California

By DANA GOLDSTEIN April 8, 2017 SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Of all the inequalities between rich and poor public schools, one of the more glaring divides is PTA fund-raising, which in schools with well-heeled parents can generate hundreds of thousands of...