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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. (July 12, 2017)

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Educators may feel apprehensive about addressing white supremacy, but that doesn’t mean they can stay silent, writes professor Tyrone C. Howard.
August 18, 2017 – Education Week
Ten tips for constructively engaging students on divisive political, social, racial, and economic issues, from H. Richard Milner IV.
August 16, 2017 – Education Week
While a vast majority of the nation’s public school teachers are white women, the latest data from the federal staffing survey shows increasing diversity, and big differences between the teaching force at traditional and charter schools.
August 15, 2017 – Education Week
It may be a challenging job, but principals must address immigration-related fears of their school community, writes Nancy Gutierrez.
August 11, 2017 – Education Week
In an interview with the Associated Press, U.S. Secretary of Secretary Betsy DeVos distanced herself from her comment earlier this year about the nation's historically black colleges and universities being pioneers of school choice.
August 10, 2017 – AP
As the United States becomes more politically divided and some students face bigotry and hostility, teachers must create inclusive environments in their classrooms, argues educator Precious Crabtree.
August 7, 2017 – Teacher
A judge plans to rule within weeks on a challenge to an Arizona law that prompted the dismantling of a Mexican-American history program in Tucson's largest school district.
July 24, 2017 – AP
Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
The United States has a troubled history of dealing with bilingualism. But Daniella Suárez writes that bilingual programs have benefits for all students.
July 12, 2017 – Teacher
There is no simple blueprint for building cultural capacity in the classroom, but it is a must if we want students to adapt to a constantly changing world, writes Kyle Redford.
July 11, 2017 – Teacher (Web)

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