The District of Columbia Council unanimously confirmed Antwan Wilson as public schools chancellor. He's expected to begin his new position on February 1.

President Obama set out early in his presidency to reform education. He points to major achievements as his term in office comes to an end.

The Black Lives Matter platform addresses the need for education reform.

Dr. Marc Hill discusses three elements underpinning educations reform. He applies principles offered by Kiese Laymon.

Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for an exclusive interview in which he discussed the 2016 campaign for the White House, his plan to bolster Black-owned businesses, Social Security, poverty, education, criminal justice reform, and Black Lives Matter. Paul told Martin he has a plan to drive additional dollars to […]

Why are so many African Americans against school choice when it is a viable option to educate the children who are being underserved by the education system in this country? Many have said supporting alternative educational systems will somehow destroy public schools, but Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now says, “Tell that to the kids that […]

As tests measuring measuring students’ mastery of Common Core education standards begin in states across the country, many parents, students — and even educators — are left with questions. To help boost understanding of the state standards, and why they will help our children succeed in school and life, NewsOne and the National Urban League sat down […]

Part of the mission of the Put Our Children 1st campaign is to facilitate an understanding of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in simple terms. Over the past year, we have been concerned about the propensity to mislabel CCSS as a federal dictation of curriculum across the nation. The truth, however, is stated in the […]

  For more than a century, the National Urban League has been an advocate for educational excellence, equality and fairness. We support Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as a viable means to help close the achievement gap and to provide the roadmap to prepare our students for college, a changing 21st century workforce, and a […]

Dr. Howard Fuller, author of “No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior’s Life from Black Power to Education Reform,” joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss school choice, education reform and how to ensure that our children receive the best education. Listen to their entire conversation below. Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at […]

What should we make of the latest indicator of how our children are performing in reading and math? As reported, results from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” showed incremental growth  in both reading and math performance since 2011. Educator Dr. Steve Perry (host of TV One’s “Save My Son“) spoke […]

The Schott foundation study showing that less than 50 percent of black males are graduating from high school is astounding and depressing – but not a revelation to many in the African American community.