Making the Grade

On November 6, 2013 Applied Research Center (ARC) was rebranded as Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. The content on this page was published on the ARC website prior to the rebrand.
June 23, 1999

Three African American parents discover that their kids, in separate incidents, have each been suspended for "disrespecting" their teacher. Are these isolated incidents or are they indicative of a broader racial pattern?

Making the Grade can help answer that question. It is a new tool to assess how your schools measure up to racial equity standards. This easy-to-use computer program walks journalists, parents, students, or teachers through a series of research tasks. Making the Grade then produces an "A" through "F" grade and explains where the school or district is failing their responsibility to equal education.

Making the Grade Editorial Consultant: We Interrupt This Message.

Making the Grade: A Racial Justice Report Card is available for download:
Download Making the Grade
2.0 MB Zipped Archive Includes:
Making the Grade Windows Installer
Read Me Document
Education & Race: A Journalist's Handbook PDF