The Education Zone

In order to better deal with challenges that Black male students face in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), a task force has recommended that the school system create an all-Black boys school in district, WBTV 3 News reports. SEE ALSO: Obama Denies Domestic Spy Program On Leno Here’s one of the staggering statistics that inspired the […]

New York–  Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration is planning on testing a new method of improving the worst schools in the city– replacing teachers and principals. RELATED: Top 5 MLK Speeches With school “Turnarounds”, The city would be going against it’s “philosophy of closing larger schools” to open smaller schools, but may receive less political blowback […]

A new study has been released claiming that students who attend Historically Black Colleges may be hurting their future earning prospects. The study found that  H.B.C.U’s lifted the pay of their graduates in the 1970s relative to their attending other colleges, all else equal, but that these colleges now bring a hefty wage penalty, on […]

California – With the budget woes only getting worse in California, Los Angeles county’s most traditional public schools are converting into charter schools. RELATED: 25 reasons we love Michael Jordan While the state has always been a leader in charter schools, it increased dramatically from six to 15 in the last year. The conversion has […]

Detroit — Detroit Public Schools have reached their highest graduation rate since they started collecting the data in 2008 with their new Cohort methodology. Dropout rates for Black males dropped 10 percent, while the Black female rate dipped six percent. Below is a chart of the graduation rates per year: June 2007: 58.42 percent June […]

Atlanta – Less than two percent of Black men in America have chosen teaching as a profession. In Atlanta, the situation is even more dire as only 18 percent of males are teachers in Gwinnett County. At the elementary school level, only 7 percent are male. With these numbers and the threat of close to […]

New York –A new report released by the New York City Department of Education is highlighting the lack of Black and Latino students at specialized high schools in New York City. Blacks and Latinos comprised of 70 percent of the student population in New York City. But, the report shows that out of the seven […]

Chicago — A Chicago high school comprised entirely of African-American students will be sending all of its 104 graduating seniors to college for the second year in a row. Urban Prep Academy is the nation’s first all boys public charter high school. Related: 25 reasons we love Michael Jordan Mason Fuller is one of the […]

Mississippi — A sex education policy will go into effect in 2012 after the Mississippi house narrowly passed a bill to educate students on sex in state schools. There will be two choices between abstinence only education or abstinence plus education. Parents could keep their children in the classes or out of the classes depending […]

Nevada — Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford is questioning the reductions to the state education system put forth by Gov. Sandoval, and the increase in funding for state prisons. The governor plans to reduce spending by $709 million in Vegas with 93 percent of the cuts made in education. The state prison budget is being […]

Cleveland — The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is using a new strategy to prevent dropouts – they want to show prison videos and images to show students what life may be like if they don’t stay in school. The documentary, “Insideout,” is being brought to Cleveland schools as a way of allowing the inmates to […]

Washington D.C. — Close to 74 percent of D.C. parents want Congress to bring back the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program which helped over 3,000 children from low income households yearly afford private schools of their parents choice. Parents in the area feel that the program should be reopened even if it won’t be able to […]