Minority Students

Rural Snapshot: Dillon County, South Carolina

Dillon County, South Carolina is a poor rural community located along interstate 95, about 70 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.  In Dillon County, roughly two-thirds of students are African-American, one-third are white and 90 percent are low-income.

Listen to IEL's Community Schools and Equity Recorded Webinar Series

Beginning in January 2015, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) has hosted a series of community schools and equity webinars. The webinars explore how to utilize the full-service community school approach, both in policy and in practice. In addition, these webinars also discuss methods of closing the equity and opportunity gaps for all children.

Register Now for June 24 Webinar on Building School-Community Models

This Wednesday, June 24 webinar will provide tips from educators and advocates on how to build lasting school-community partnerships. Marty J. Blank, President of the Institute for Educational Leadership, and Director of the Coalition for Community Schools, will be among the guest speakers.

Read about the U.S. Department of Education's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request

Critical investments in preschool, K-12 and higher education are among the highlights of the Department of Education's 2016 budget request.

Register Now for IEL's March 17 Webinar: My Brother's Keeper and Community Schools

This upcoming webinar will focus on strategies to effectively reach young men of color in community schools through the lens of President Obama's initiative known as My Brother's Keeper. Webinar presenters will also discuss how to leverage community partnerships to address racial and educational disparities.

Mark Your Calendar: March 4th and March 5th Webinars Focus on Rural Education Issues

The Regional Education Laboratories (REL) are presenting webinars which focus on rural education topics. REL Central will present the March 4 Webinar. REL Southwest will host the March 5 Webinar.

U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights Releases Guidance to Ensure that All Students have Equal Access to Educational Resources

On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights released guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter to ensure that all students have equal access to educational resources. The guidance provides detailed and concrete information to educators on the standards established by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Demographics, Locale Influential in College-Going Rates

Most recent American high school graduates spend some time in college. But students who graduate from high schools with certain characteristics are much less likely to make it to college than their peers.

Register Now for December 10 NCEEP Webinar: Issues, Challenges and Successes for GEAR UP Programs in Rural Areas

Throughout the United States, GEAR UP programs in rural communities face unique challenges trying to facilitate college readiness and access for low-income, first-generation students, ranging from transportation issues, teacher quality and turnover, and inadequate K-12 resources and rigor to lack of post-secondary education and economic development opportunities.

Facts and Figures About Percentage of Minority Students in Rural Schools

Question: Minority students make up what percentage of rural students nationwide?
Date: August 26, 2014
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Facts and Figures, Minority Students

Facts and Figures: States With Higher Percentages of Minority Rural Students

Question: Nationally, more than one-quarter of all rural students are classified as minorities according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Minority students exceed this average in 18 states. Which states are they?
Date: September 25, 2012
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Facts and Figures, Minority Students

Alabama Schools Not Allowed to Check Immigration Status

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an Alabama law requiring schools to check the immigration status of newly enrolling students and their parents violates equal protection guarantees.
Date: August 28, 2012
Related Categories: In Local News, Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Immigration, Minority Students

Children's Defense Fund National Conference: July 22-25, 2012

Make plans now for the 2012 Children's Defense Fund National Conference, set for July 22–25 in  Cincinnati, Ohio.

Facts and Figures About States With High Percentages of Minority Students in Rural Schools

QUESTION: In which 16 states do minority students make up more than 25% of rural enrollment?

Date: March 26, 2010
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Facts and Figures, Minority Students

Adequacy Lawsuit File in Florida

Decreases in state funding and unequal impact on low-income and minority students are the basis of claims against the Sunshine State…

Date: December 29, 2009
Related Categories: Rural Policy Matters
Related Tags: Minority Students, Rural School Funding News, School Finance/Funding