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At an anti-racism demonstration Feb. 10 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D., protestors listen to Native American speakers.
—Josh Morgan/Rapid City Journal/AP-File

Racism: An Open Wound for Native Students

An academic reward turned into a painful experience earlier this year for a group of American Indian students, Robert Cook writes. (May 5, 2015)

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The recent police violence in McKinney, Texas, and elsewhere should be a clarion call to colleges of education to confront patterns of racial injustice, writes Nicole Nguyen.
June 17, 2015 - Education Week
Amid sharp criticism, a key set of professional standards for the nation's school leaders will now explicitly address equity, social justice, and ethical behaviors.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
While the specialty schools do boost diversity, students outside their local neighborhoods are not flocking to them as expected, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The nation's largest school district, which enrolls 160,000 ELLs, remains under a state-imposed corrective-action plan to improve services for English-learners.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Special education teacher Gary Hamilton writes about his struggles to own his identity as a gay black educator.
June 3, 2015 - Teacher
The Education Week Research Center compiled data from the U.S. Department of Education in order to shed light on the high school achievement and post-high-school outcomes of students with special needs. The results highlight key patterns regarding the educational status of this population.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Outreach and broader awareness of the U.S. Education Department's willingness to tackle complaints may help account for a surge in cases to the department's office for civil rights.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
At the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented, teachers say students’ diverse backgrounds deepen learning for everyone.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
A combination of factors keeps academically talented low-income students from getting the advanced instruction they need to reach their full potential.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
Leaders of elite public high schools are banding together to find ways to enroll more students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week

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