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.
—Ackerman + Gruber for Education Week

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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English-Language Learners

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03/17 03:02 pm | English-Language Learners: How Schools Can Drive or Derail Their Success | Recent changes in federal law require all states to standardize how they identify and reclassify ELLs; a researcher says it may prove difficult.

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The alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Rockville, Md., high school has exploded into outrage over immigration as the two suspects are undocumented immigrant students from Central America. The incident has raised major questions around school safety and has forced local school officials to defend their legal duty to enroll students regardless of their immigration status.
March 24, 2017 – Education Week
This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area.
March 23, 2017 – AP
One high-achieving school works to get a handle on the racial- and income-based disparities that continue to divide its students.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
Two decades after Connecticut's historic desegregation case, state officials say they have no choice but to open the doors wider for white and Asian children—and sometimes shut the door on minorities.
March 16, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
A federal judge Monday finalized a settlement in a 52-year-old Mississippi school desegregation case, merging historically white and black high schools and middle schools in a district.
March 14, 2017 – AP
Here is what’s ahead for school choice, ed tech, and more, according to the CEO of a personalized-learning company.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
As the Trump administration ramps up deportations, some K-12 leaders are pledging to protect the rights and privacy of undocumented students. How much can they do?
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
More than 100 Teach For America teachers are among 750,000 undocumented immigrants protected by the deferred-action policy, which President Trump has said is a "very difficult subject" for him.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
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School Diversity Unites Students
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
The sweeping order to halt residents from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States and an uncertain fate for undocumented DREAMers are stoking fears for immigrant students.
February 8, 2017 | Updated: March 10, 2017 – Education Week

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