Nadra Nittle is our education reporter. She was previously a senior reporter for Civil Eats and a staff reporter for Vox Media and the Long Beach Press-Telegram, where she covered K-12 education. She has a master’s degree in teaching, and her writing has also appeared in publications including The Guardian, Business Insider, The Atlantic, BBC News, NBC News and EdSource.
Kimberlé Crenshaw’s work was cut from AP African American Studies. Now she’s fighting back.
The scholar known for popularizing intersectionality and critical race theory is spearheading the “Freedom to Learn” national day of action to challenge censorship in schools.
Freaknik united thousands of Black college students, but it posed risks for Black women
Forty years after the first Freaknik, the Atlanta spring break event is still generating buzz thanks to a planned Hulu documentary.
Why these 13 books faced more attempted library bans than any others in 2022
Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada, president of the American Library Association, discussed a year of unprecedented book bans — many targeting titles with LGBTQIA-related content.
Houston public schools have a diverse, nearly all-women school board. A state takeover would oust them from office.
A complaint to the Department of Justice describes Texas Education Agency’s control of the Houston Independent School District as a power grab to strip Black and Latinx voters of their rights.
Florida bill would bring bans on gender studies and critical race theory to colleges and universities
House Bill 999 would prohibit students from majoring or minoring in certain disciplines, and could pose a risk to Black sororities and fraternities, Latinx groups, affinity groups or even veterans’ organizations.
‘Enough is enough’: L.A. school district workers demand historic raise during three-day strike
Teachers in the nation’s second-largest school district joined bus drivers, cafeteria workers and paraprofessionals in a “sympathy strike,” resulting in over 65,000 personnel absences and bringing classes to a halt.
Toni Morrison is the face of the new Forever stamp from the U.S. Postal Service
The stamp was unveiled at Princeton University, where Morrison taught for nearly 20 years. The “Bluest Eye” author is one of a select group of Black women to receive the honor.
Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes guaranteed minimum teacher salary of $60,000 nationwide
The Pay Teachers Act aims to address staffing shortages while recruiting and retaining teachers — many of whom are historically underpaid.
Los Angeles schools allow students to carry Narcan after series of teen opioid overdoses
Experts say that the nation’s second-largest school system could influence districts across the country to adopt similar interventions, putting public schools on the frontlines of the fight against drug misuse.
This women-led nonprofit wants Los Angeles to recognize and prioritize its Indigenous population
Cofounders Odilia Romero and Janet Martinez, mother and daughter, have been recognized by Lizzo and MALDEF for their work celebrating Indigenous cultures and languages.