Here is some information that explores the landscape of education and the challenges surrounding access to quality resources in St. Louis and beyond.
A St. Louis Public Radio series examining the history of race, locally.
A St. Louis Beacon series that examines race and culture.
A St. Louis Beacon series that examines health-care disparities that persist in our region.
A St. Louis Beacon series that examines class disparities in our region
Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom — NPR
H. Richard Milner, director for the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses his book that helps educators deal with the issues of race and class in the classroom.
Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls — NPR
Though black girls are reportedly out-achieving black boys, they still face a host of educational challenges often overlooked.
7 Lies We Need to Stop Telling About Young African-American Men — Mic
Kwasi Enin preceeded Harold Ekeh in getting accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. His astounding accomplishment prompted a national conversation about the ongoing perception of young black men.
Are There Really More Black Men In Prison Than College? — NPR
Howard University professor, Ivory Toldson, takes on the myth that there are more black men in prison than in college. He discussed his findings with Michelle Martin.
If we want better school outcomes let's pay attention to Iowa — Michigan Radio
Principle of Iowa middle school uses "trauma-sensitive strategies" with students to promote healing and decrese "re-traumatization" in school.
Pre-K Pays Off By Lowering Special Ed Placements — NPR
Children who don't go to pre-school are more likely to be placed in special education by the third grade.
Why The President Wants To Give Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars To Toddlers — NPR
The Preschool for All initiative and can impact access to early child care for low income families.
Why Is Early Childhood Education Important? St. Louis Leaders Weigh In — St. Louis Public Radio
Dicussions about the importance of childhood education ramped up after President Obama's State of the Union Address in 2013. Find out why early childhood programs are critical for lifelong development.
New Early Childhood Literacy Program Gives Newborns Books — St. Louis Public Radio
The St. Louis county library's program assists children prepare for kindegarten from birth.
Accounted For: Can School Clinics Improve Attendance? — St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis Public Radio Education reporter, Tim Lloyd, examines if school clinics can impact attendance in public schools
Accounted For: ‘Where are you starting? Where are you going? How are you going to get there?’ — St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis Public Radio education reporter, Tim Lloyd, examines the link between chronic absenteeism and success in the classroom.
Accounted For: In Rural Missouri, Absenteeism Also A Problem — St. Louis Public Radio
Read about absenteeism in schools in rural Missouri, and how educators are addressing the challenge.
The Proven Way to Fight Income Inequality: Education — The Atlantic
Read the argument for education reform when discussing income equalities in the country.
Our Kids - The American Dream in Crisis
Putnam examines the growing socioeconomic divide that affects our country's youth, and subsequent access to opportunities.
South Side Girls
South Side Girls explores the impact the Great Migration had on young women and girls, and their ability to find their place in a very changing and rapidly evolving world
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace
A complex story about Robert Peace, an African American male who graduated from Yale, and was later found dead, with interviews compiled by his college roommate and author, Jeff Hobbs.