Diversity

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

—Alyssa Schukar for Education Week

The Challenge of Creating Schools That 'Work for Everybody'

One high-achieving school works to get a handle on the racial- and income-based disparities that continue to divide its students. (March 21, 2017)

Issue Backgrounder

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English-Language Learners
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Learning the Language Blog

10/12 09:39 am | Early Education for Young Dual-Language Learners Weak in Many States, Report Finds | The dual-language-learner population in the United States has grown by about 24 percent since 2000, and now represents about 32 percent of children ages 8 and younger.

Reaching All Students

07/30 01:02 pm | Is 'Fun' an Ideal Teaching Goal? | Learning can and should be engaging, exciting, compelling, stimulating, satisfying, inspiring, imaginative and even pleasurable. But fun?

The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools

10/15 08:05 am | We Shouldn't Always Feel Comfortable: Why 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Matters | A good education should, inherently, cause us discomfort. Part of the "enlightening experience" built into the definition of the word itself is shining light into ...

Special Reports

Hidden Inequities
This reporting series highlights some of the unseen disparities that contribute to achievement gaps among students across the nation.

Teaching America’s English-Language Learners
Articles in this special report explore the efforts states and school districts are making to effectively teach English-language learners.

Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in School
This reporting series examines efforts to recognize and overcome discrimination in schools.

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Seeing peers with similar backgrounds succeed helps ELLs stay connected and motivated, educators and researchers say.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week
The voices of school resource officers and black girls belong in the conversation about student discipline, write Monique W. Morris and Rebecca Epstein.
October 16, 2017 – Education Week
A spat over first lady Melania Trump’s donation of Dr. Seuss books to schools points up the existence of culturally insensitive images in many well-loved children’s classics.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new ‘innovative’ standards.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Educators and experts debated strategies to attract the best and brightest into teaching while also creating a more demographically diverse teaching corps at a conference in Washington last month.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957.
September 25, 2017 – AP
The declining socioeconomic diversity in private schools challenges the goals of American education, write Richard J. Murnane and Sean F. Reardon.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A new network is working to make minority-serving institutions a major player in efforts to diversify the profession.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A pair of Massachusetts educators are chipping away at the nearly total absence of context for LGBT individuals in the K-12 curriculum.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
California broke ground by requiring schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT people, but it’s been slow-going ever since.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week

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