Diversity

The latest news about diversity in schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Alana Ramadan tests Ron Darius Sledge, a kindergartner, in the hallway at Harvest Preparatory School in Minneapolis.
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Data and the Debate Over Diversity in Charters

Charter schools have long been criticized for a lack of diversity, but a national analysis reveals the degree to which charter schools skew toward a certain racial or ethnic group varies greatly from state to state. (June 13, 2016)

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09/23 07:35 am | Ed. Dept. Releases ESSA Guidance for English-Language Learners | The guidance, which is non-binding, covers a range of fiscal and monitoring issues in Title III.

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Students of color need more teachers and leaders with whom they share a cultural background, writes Winston C. Cox.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
A new analysis of federal data finds half of the nation’s chronically absent students are enrolled in 4 percent of school districts.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
The NAACP's call for no new charters places them on the wrong side of history, writes Howard Fuller.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Will the NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives' demands to halt new charters sway black support for the sector?
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Without substantial patches to the teacher pipeline, the goal of reaching a broadly diverse teacher workforce likely won't be achieved within the next half-century, according to a new report.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Special programs lure students to the United States from the Middle East and North Africa to develop skills in science, technology, engineering, and math.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Educator Christopher Emdin talks to Education Week Commentary about what white teachers who engage with students "in the hood" need to know.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
To fulfill their mission of innovation, charter schools shouldn't stick to one model, write Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Brandon L. Wright.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
More than 300 educators, researchers, and advocates respond to a proposed federal rule on how to define whether minorities are disproportionately identified for special education services.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
Principals on ESSA: Some states are asking school leaders to weigh in on the new law.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week

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