Race & Gender Research

Since its inception, the Schott Foundation has utilized a dual race and gender lens for understanding the challenges facing students across the country and for proposing systemic changes to our nation’s education policy.

The biennial Schott 50­ State Report on Public Education and Black Males has become a trusted source of data and analysis on this subject.

Meanwhile, Schott grantees such as the African American Policy Forum and the National Women’s Law Center have provided crucial analysis on the race and gender issues that are impacting girls and young women of color.

Learn more about these areas of research below.

Visit Schott’s Opportunity to Learn Network to learn how our grantees and allies utilize race, gender and other frames in their daily organizing work.

Black Lives Matter

Our latest report on public education and black male students shows a wide gap between black, white, and latino student academic achievement.
How does your state fare?

Visit the Black Boys Report site

Black Girls Matter Suspension data

Girls of color face much harsher school discipline than their white peers but are excluded from current efforts to address the school-to-prison pipeline, according to the latest report by the African American Policy Forum and Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies.

Read the Black Girls Matter Report