Race in education

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Book bans in US public schools increase by 28% in six months, Pen report finds
Writers organisation denounces ‘relentless’ Republican crusade as 1,477 books banned in first half of 2022-23 school year

Martin Pengelly

20, Apr, 2023 @3:03 PM

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Books by female authors studied by just 2% of GCSE pupils, finds study
Campaigners urge exam boards to diversify English literature set texts to challenge rising misogyny

Rachel Hall

02, Mar, 2023 @12:00 AM

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Haunted by the shame of labelling black schoolchildren as ‘subnormal’ | Letters
Letters: Jenny Lumley and Kate Brown on the scandal of children being wrongly called slow learners in the 1960s and 70s

01, Mar, 2023 @5:26 PM

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Black people who were labelled ‘backward’ as children seek justice for lifelong trauma
Exclusive: Group brought up in 60s and 70s want redress for ‘educationally subnormal’ label applied disproportionately to black children

Sally Weale Education correspondent

21, Feb, 2023 @2:16 PM

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High costs and discrimination: US study details obstacles for Black students
Research finds that Black students have lowest completion rates for post-secondary education than any other group

Maya Yang

10, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Ron DeSantis’ academic restrictions show he hopes to change history by censoring it | Francine Prose
Florida’s Stop Woke Act and ban on African American studies will only deprive students of the right to think and learn

Francine Prose

09, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Ron DeSantis announces plan to block DEI programs in state colleges
The Florida governor’s latest attack comes on the heels of a ban on an AP course in African American studies in high schools

Guardian staff and agencies

02, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Ron DeSantis bans African American studies class from Florida high schools
Move by the Republican governor is the latest in a series of actions to stop conversations about race and gender in public schools

Abené Clayton

20, Jan, 2023 @1:09 AM

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Nearly 1,000 police officers operating in UK schools, figures show
Analysis shows police more likely to be in schools with higher numbers of pupils of colour and those eligible for free meals

Tobi Thomas and Aamna Mohdin

16, Jan, 2023 @7:40 AM

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School hair policies are tied up in race and class | Letters
Letters: Oladapo Feyisetan and Mike Woodcock respond to an article on discrimination against afro hair


30, Oct, 2022 @5:27 PM

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Uncovering Britain’s secret history of bussing ethnic minority children
Shabina Aslam was sent away to a remote school under a policy of dispersing non-white children in the 1960s and 1970s, which she now explores in a Bradford-based exhibition

Aina J Khan Community affairs correspondent

28, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Why should my daughter have had to fight for her education because of her afro hair? | Kate Williams
Guidance that schools should not discriminate against Black and mixed-race pupils for their hairstyles is long overdue, says educational researcher Kate Williams

Kate Williams

27, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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