Racial Equity

Lessons From the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund
August 17, 2019
A report from the New York Community Trust highlights lessons learned from the work of the New York City Cultural Agenda Fund — a funder collaborative launched in 2014 by the trust, the Rockefeller Brothers and David Rockefeller funds, and the Booth Ferris, Robert Sterling Clark, Lambent, Stavros Niarchos, and Robert Rauschenberg...
Gender Equity in Chicago Improving but Disparities Persist

Gender Equity in Chicago Improving but Disparities Persist

Posted August 15, 2019

A report from the Chicago Foundation for Women found that while rates of labor force participation, higher education attainment, corporate leadership, and political representation for women improved in 2017, disparities for women of color remained....

Report Explores Ways to Ensure More Affordable Private Schooling

Report Explores Ways to Ensure More Affordable Private Schooling

Posted August 9, 2019

Funded by the Walton Family Foundation, the study by Bellwether Education Partners includes recommendations for making private schooling more affordable and explores so-called micro-schools as an emerging model for reducing per-pupil costs....

National Museum of African American History Receives $1.5 Million

National Museum of African American History Receives $1.5 Million

Posted August 8, 2019

The grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will be used to expand the museum's Early Childhood Education Initiative, which combines early childhood education, developmental psychology, human development, and museum education to help children develop healthy racial identities....

Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Maynard Institute

Knight Foundation Awards $1.2 Million to Maynard Institute

Posted August 7, 2019

Part of a $300 million initiative dedicated to building the future of local news, the funding will enable the Maynard Institute to establish an equity and inclusion transformation program built on its existing diversity training curriculum....

Racial Disparities in Home Appreciation
August 2, 2019
More than fifty years after the final report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (the Kerner Report) highlighted how racism, discrimination, and segregation in housing, employment, and education perpetuate structural barriers to economic equality for African Americans — and the Fair Housing Act was passed to address those...
Study Examines Diversity of New York City-Funded Arts Workforce

Study Examines Diversity of New York City-Funded Arts Workforce

Posted August 1, 2019

A pilot study by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and SMU DataArts found that Latinx, African Americans, and Asian Americans, who account for 29 percent, 22 percent, and 14 percent, respectively, of the city's population, made up only 10 percent, 11 percent, and 6 percent of the arts and cultural workforce....

Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing
July 21, 2019
Because stable housing is a critical aspect of job security, economic mobility, and health and well-being, the availability of affordable housing at all income levels is integral to a city's ability to attract investment and prosper, a report from the National League of Cities argues. The report, Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing...
Education 'Excellence Gap' Widening, Research Brief Finds

Education 'Excellence Gap' Widening, Research Brief Finds

Posted July 19, 2019

A research brief from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation found that the disparity between the percentage of low-income students who score at "advanced" levels on math and reading tests and the percentage of high-income students who do has widened since 1996....

Teaching Tolerance
July 17, 2019

Teaching Tolerance strives to provide educators with tools, materials, and resources they can use to help children and young people challenge prejudice and learn how to be agents of change in their own lives....

Gates Foundation Network for School Improvement Shares Lessons Learned

Gates Foundation Network for School Improvement Shares Lessons Learned

Posted July 17, 2019

An evaluation of the first year of an initiative in support of evidence-based interventions and continuous data-driven learning aimed at improving student achievement highlights the need for school teams to develop data analysis skills and secure leadership buy-in....

Student Debt: An Overlooked Barrier to Increasing Teacher Diversity
July 15, 2019
While research shows that a diverse teacher workforce benefits all children — especially children of color — disparities in student loan debt for educators of color may be leading to higher teacher turnover rates, undermining efforts to diversify the workforce, a report from the Center for American Progress finds. The report, Student Debt:...
Those Left Behind: Gaps in College Attainment by Race and Geography
July 9, 2019
Although 39 percent of Americans age 25 and older have an associates' or higher degree, there are large gaps in college attainment rates between rural and urban areas, while high rates in urban communities often mask stark disparities by race and/or ethnicity, a report and interactive map from the Center for American Progress finds. Based on...