Advancing racial equity in public education
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To create a public education system in New England that lives up to its promise, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation is using its power and privilege as a philanthropic institution to advance racial equity.
Updates & Ideas
As a result of unfair policy decisions past and present, young people of color experience inequitable outcomes in our public education system.
Black girls are 6x more likely than their white peers to be suspended for the same infractions.
Native Americans are 2 percent of the population yet receive less than 0.3 percent of philanthropic dollars.
17% vs. 43%
Percent of Native eighth-graders proficient or advanced in math versus white students.
Introducing Our New Community Advisory
Lighting Candles: Finding and Studying Schools that are Achieving Equity
Update from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation on COVID-19 Response