Going to the Principal’s Office, in Black or White

Pacific Standard: Despite decades of political debate, racial disparities continue to run rampant in American schools. One particularly important imbalance: the race gap in school discipline, especially suspension rates. Now, researchers have discovered an unfortunate revelation: Teachers come down harder on black students than whites for the same infractions. … But an explanation More

Q&A: Research on Educational Apps

A new report published in the April issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest provides a set of four evidence-based principles that parents, educators, and app designers can use to evaluate the quality of so-called “educational” apps. The report, “Putting Education in ‘Educational’ Apps: Lessons From the Science of More

U.S. study finds teacher bias in discipline toward black students

Reuters: Teachers in the United States were more likely to feel troubled when a black student misbehaved for a second time than when a white student did, highlighting a bias that shows why African-American children are more often disciplined than schoolmates, Stanford University researchers said on Wednesday. The federal government More

Students’ Race Affects How Teachers Judge Misbehavior, Study Says

Education Week: Racial disparities in school discipline are well-documented: According to recent studies, students of color are disciplined and taken out of class at higher rates than their white peers, and black students are more likely to be punished for subjective offenses like “defiance.” A new study out of Stanford University More