Public Schools

  Howard University President Wayne Frederick welcomed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos with open arms. Only time will tell if Frederick made a wise decision. DeVos, the polarizing Education Secretary, got her first photo-op at a historically Black college since her razor-thin confirmation thanks to Frederick’s high-profile meeting. A billionaire who is facing mounting […]

    Betsy DeVos has no public school experience. She has never worked in a public school. She has never been a public school teacher. She has never served on a public school board. And she never attended a public school. And yet she was confirmed Tuesday as the nation’s next Secretary of Education. The […]

Watch Roland Martin, Howard Fuller, Nina Rees, guest host Avis Jones-DeWeever, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the charter school versus traditional school debate in the video clip above.

Jim Crow is back. The notion of a post-racial society after President Barack Obama was elected as the nation’s first black president has just been blown up: America’s public schools are re-segregating at an alarming rate. Decades of racial progress in public schools is now being erased, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report […]

Dr. Karen Thomas, Founder and CEO of Marion P. Thomas Charter School in Newark, New Jersey, and Ana Ponce, Chief Executive Officer of Camino Nuevo Charter Academy in Los Angeles, California spoke with Roland Martin about the benefits of charter schools during Monday's edition of NewsOne Now.

Educator and author Chris Emdin has some practical advice for teachers who want to more effectively teach and reach Black students and has detailed these practices in his new book, "For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y'all too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education."

Florida defends itself in court for allegedly failing to provide quality education to poor and minority students. The judge could order the legislature to redesign education funding and take other measures to level the field for all students.

A report says NYC's Education Department fails to meet the special education needs of thousands of students. The report blames the city's faulty multi-million-dollar tracking system.

Wednesday Aug. 26 at 11 am ET/10 am CT watch the National Urban League's town hall on the city's schools 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. NewsOne.com will livestream the discussion. Don't miss it!

Chicago Public Schools Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned from office amid a federal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract to one of her former…