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Fourth grade teacher Chevonne Dixon teaches class

Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools

book_alt2 icon Report Through targeted reform efforts, states, districts, and school leaders—as well as policymakers and communities of color—can improve the retention rates and effectiveness of teachers of color.

By Glenda L. Partee | Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Correcting the Media’s Skewed Perspective

A hashtag campaign confronts the racial biases in the images we see and challenges the opinions we embrace of young, black Americans.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Better America: Equity for All

The Center for American Progress Leadership Institute has launched a podcast series to provide a place for progressive professionals of color to analyze policy issues affecting vulnerable communities across America.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Teacher

Teacher Diversity Revisited

article icon Issue Brief A new study reveals that the diversity of the U.S. teacher workforce is not keeping pace with the nation’s rapidly changing demographics.

By Ulrich Boser | Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mary Lindsey

How Women of Color Are Driving Entrepreneurship

article icon Issue Brief Despite the financial obstacles, many women of color find starting their own businesses and becoming entrepreneurs advantageous over pursuing careers in traditional office workplaces. As the United States becomes more diverse, women of color entrepreneurs stand to play an even bigger role in our nation’s economy.

By Farah Ahmad | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

AAPI festival

State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series

article icon Fact Sheet Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are quickly reaching the critical mass needed to be politically relevant, but data about this group have often been unavailable. This series features the most comprehensive research and analysis for the fastest-growing demographic in the United States.

By Karthick Ramakrishnan and Farah Ahmad | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A teacher teaches a Spanish class in South Los Angeles

The Common Core Is an Opportunity for Education Equity

article icon Issue Brief Across the country, low-income students, students of color, English language learners, and students with disabilities often do not receive the same high-quality education as their peers. The Common Core State Standards take the first step toward ensuring education equity.

Monday, May 19, 2014

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The Possibilities of a Changed Life

Desmond Meade’s story—and those of millions like him—should inspire us to question our policies about how formerly incarcerated people are treated when they return to society.

By Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Family at food pantry

The Benefits of Increasing the Minimum Wage for People of Color

If the minimum wage were increased to $10.10 per hour, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians would see an increase in total wages of $16.1 billion.

By Vanessa Cárdenas | Monday, April 21, 2014

San Francisco woman and mural

Reading Between the Data

book_alt2 icon Report When considering how best to address economic inequality, policymakers need to understand the complexity and diversity within the Asian American community.

By Farah Ahmad and Christian E. Weller | Monday, March 3, 2014

Are (Black) Female Academics Ignored?

The anthropologist who coined the phrase “the burden of acting white” argues that male experts have misunderstood her work as she’s been overlooked in the public debate over her research.

By Signithia Fordham | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

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