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The Worst of Times: Children in Extreme Poverty in the South and Nation

June 16, 2010

Analyzes patterns of extreme child poverty by state, county, and school district. Examines federal funding for high-poverty districts and the need for local, state, and federal policy to improve educational opportunities for the poorest children.

Education After Katrina: Time for a New Federal Response

August 21, 2007

Report on the state of education in Gulf Coast states in the years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This analysis posits that the federal response has been inadequate.

Miles To Go Arkansas - Pre-Kindergarten: The Key to a Better Future For All

January 1, 2006

Illustrates the positive economic and social outcomes of pre-kindergarten programs, and recommends that the Arkansas legislature increase funding to establish a universal pre-kindergarten system supported by regular state revenues.

Igniting Potential: Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

September 2, 2005

Analyzes how well historically black colleges and universities are educating and training undergraduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and examines ways they can enlarge their science and technology programs.

Unintended Consequences: Perspectives on Teacher Testing and Historically Black Colleges and Universities

January 1, 2003

Describes special challenges that newer federal education reforms pose to historically black colleges and universities, and career development for African-American teachers and educational leaders.

Patterns of Excellence: Promoting Quality in Teaching Through Diversity

January 1, 2002

Examines the under-representation of African-American teachers in public schools and the declining number of black teacher candidates, and recommends expanding recruiting and support programs for nontraditional and pre-collegiate talent pools.

Miles To Go: A Report on Black Students and Postsecondary Education in the South

January 1, 1998

Examines access to and success in higher education for African Americans in the South, and recommends that states adopt comprehensive plans to achieve equity in higher education.