Presidential campaigns have a sound. We analyzed the playlists of 10 presidential candidates to see how the songs align with their core message.
Dana GoldsteinI need to tweet this again because it is FANTASTIC. I gotta say: Kamala and Beto are the clear music primary winners for me. Stick to the end for Trump's surprise love of gay artists!
Dana Goldstein1. My new piece: “Hxrstory.” “Cisheteropartriachy.” “Accompliceship.” Critics say California’s proposed ethnic studies curriculum is “progressive to the point of self-parody.” Supporters say it "honors students as young intellectuals."
Demand for disability accommodations for schoolwork and testing has swelled. But access to them is unequal and the process is vulnerable to abuse.
Dana GoldsteinThis was a tough one to write. I was diagnosed with anxiety at age 13 and benefited greatly from treatment. But the class and race disparities here are huge -- and impacting students' grades, test scores and college acceptances. With @jugalpatelNYT
Dana GoldsteinI'll be on @KQED, 12-1 ET, to discuss our investigation on inequity in disability accommodations like extra time on SAT. I've pulled data on wealthy schools in Bay Area/CA where rates are way above the national average. Listen to find out where they are.
Ten African American teenagers cluster together in the center of a public high school classroom in Ossining, a northern suburb of New York City. School ended half an hour ago; in the hallway outside,
Dana Goldstein2. I learned I had been part of a desegregation plan in '07, as a journalist. I reported on how my home town was trying to close the achievement gap, finally accepting that integration would not be enough w/out addressing tracking and other issues.
Rising concerns about housing affordability, racial inequality and climate change are causing cities nationwide to re-examine their attachment to the detached house.
Dana GoldsteinImportant look at single-family zoning by @emilymbadger and @qdbui. This is one reason why schools are segregated, why teachers can't afford to live where they work, and why school enrollment/funding are declining in cities like LA
Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investment could heal the country’s ills—but I was wrong. Fighting inequality must come first.
Dana GoldsteinWell, @NickHanauer is one of those people who is always interesting. One of the tough things about covering education is that while research shows schools are a modest lever to close macro inequality gaps, they are transformative in individual lives
In a multiracial America, school segregation looks very different than it did in 1954, when the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education. But it still persists.
Dana GoldsteinBrown v Board at 65: Latinos are now the most intensely segregated group of students, and four liberal states have the deepest segregation for black children. My report on the new data
How America’s obsession with long hours has widened the gender gap.
Dana GoldsteinTypically bracing reporting from @clairecm. Anyone want to break the 3rd wall and discuss whether it's possible to be a journalist in 2019 and not be "always on"? I think about this as I'm responding to emails in front of my kid. Still: love what I do.
A system devised to empower parents and integrate schools has not worked as intended, offering a cautionary tale to districts across the country.
Dana GoldsteinSan Francisco created a kindergarten enrollment system so complicated that parents call it a months-long part-time job. It was supposed to integrate schools. But segregation got worse. My new story.
Dana Goldstein3. Here's the thing we should talk about (paging Joe Biden): The "old" way of desegregating, with busses and court orders and deliberate zoning? Where fully implemented, it worked. The new way? Driven by parental choice? It doesn't seem to work as well.
Dana Goldstein1. I spent 4 months following a group of families in San Francisco, all of whom have 4-year olds enrolling in kindergarten. I wanted to see how it happens that in 40 percent of America's biggest cities, schools are more segregated than neighborhoods.
And the fight within the still-grieving community has nothing to do with gun control.
Dana Goldsteinincredibly important piece by @kathrynajoyce. It's difficult to describe, but it's about school violence, student discipline, special-ed, racial disparities, Obama's legacy, and the power of changing one's mind.
Michigan spent five years debating how to teach American history. One of the biggest questions was how to describe the nation’s government.
Dana GoldsteinMichigan put the Flint water crisis and Japanese internment into its state social studies standards. Redlining, the Chinese Exclusion Act, Black Lives Matter and James Madison were not included. Inside a 5-year fight to write the nation's story.
Dana GoldsteinIs the United States a "democracy" or a "constitutional republic"? Historians say both. But simple questions led to a partisan brawl when Michigan citizens gathered to rewrite the state social studies standards. Here's how they tried to get to consensus.
Dana GoldsteinThere is a national conservative movement to refer to the nation as a "republic" and not a "democracy" in school curriculum materials. Here's how that move led to a backlash in Michigan, and a new attempt to write the nation's history for its kids.
Many educators in Texas are pushing back against a testing system they say is setting children up to fail.
Dana Goldstein1. We heard in January that Texas reading tests were oddly constructed and graded. After a deep dive into the tests and how they're used in schools, we found a punitive, high-stakes system that is terribly confusing for families and educators.
The settlement came after tens of thousands of teachers marched in downtown Los Angeles and picketed outside schools for six school days.
Dana GoldsteinThe LA strike was about something more than classroom funding and pay: It offered teachers' unions a big, dramatic stage to put forth an alternate narrative about urban education, what's wrong with it, and how to help it.