People are Actually Hating on LeBron James' I Promise School Because ... You Know Why

I imagine that there is an undiscovered ancient text penned by one of the lesser-known apostles that recounts the life of Yeshua from a unique perspective. And, according to the Gospel of Antwan, when the disciples passed out plates of whiting and hush puppies to the multitude that showed up at Jesus’ open-invitation…

LeBron's I Promise School Offers a Few Important Lessons in Education Reform

Last week, President Trump scoffed—albeit passive aggressively—at basketball icon LeBron James’ intelligence in a tweet, stating, “Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Mr. Trump wrote, “He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!” But it looks like LeBron…

15-Year-Old Who Graduated From High School With 4.5 GPA May Not Be Able to Go to College After He’s Turned Down for Scholarships [Updated]

Updated Monday, July 2, 2018, 1:25 p.m. EDT: Ishmale Powell’s troubles may have lessened, but they’re not quite over. On Monday, Say Yes Guilford Interim Executive Director Donnie Turlington reached out to The Root
to let us know that Ishmale’s cost of attendance is not $40,000 as he first speculated, but “closer to…

Toronto Principal Transferred After Being Accused of Racially Profiling Students With ‘Black List’

To hear Principal Peggy Aitchison of Etobicoke School of the Arts tell it, she was just trying to track gaps in educational support and achievement. So she crafted a list of students which she she shared with other staff at ESA in November. The issue? The list comprised only the school’s black students—including its…

Philadelphia’s Housing Authority Bought a High School: What Does That Mean for One of the City’s Poorest Neighborhoods?

Ryan Moten’s grandmother remembers her time at Philadelphia’s Roberts Vaux Junior High School fondly: the sewing classes, cheering at basketball games and swaying during dances in the gym. Ryan’s mother remembers her stint at Vaux a generation later differently. The Sharswood Blumberg neighborhood surrounding Vaux,…

School Says Story That Principal Cut Off Student’s Locs Is ‘Total Fabrication’; Won’t Discipline Staff

After a mother in Jones County, Miss., wrote a viral Facebook post Tuesday claiming that her son’s elementary school principal called him into the office and chopped off his locs, school officials launched an investigation into the matter, reviewing security-camera footage and interviewing administrators, staff and…