Equity & Diversity Pride Flags and Black Lives Matter Signs in the Classroom: Supportive Symbols or Propaganda?
Some districts ban Pride flags and Black Lives Matters signs in the classroom. Teachers are pushing back.
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Flags are displayed as the Newberg, Ore. teachers gather with community members ahead of the Newberg School Board vote on whether to ban Black Lives Matter and Pride flags at the school in September, 2021.
Flags are displayed as the Newberg Education Association gathers with community members ahead of the Newberg School Board vote on whether to ban Black Lives Matter and Pride flags at the school, Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Newberg, Ore.
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Education Funding Why School Leaders Are Sweating the Deadline for Spending COVID Relief Funds
Schools are concerned that supply and labor challenges beyond their control will constrain what they can achieve by spending federal funds.
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Teaching Profession Opinion Stress, Hypervigilance, and Decision Fatigue: Teaching During Omicron
We teachers can’t just “self care” our way through this new stage of the pandemic, writes classroom educator Katy Farber.
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College & Workforce Readiness The SAT Is Going Digital in a Shifting College Admissions Landscape
The format change shaves an hour from the current version and its U.S. roll-out is scheduled for 2024.
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School & District Management From Principals, a Primer on Delivering Bad News
COVID and the upheavals of the last two years have raised the ante on often-emotional conversations with staff and parents.
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Teaching Opinion Advice for New Middle School Teachers From 4 Veterans
Emphasizing relationships with students and teacher self-care, along with showing love are some pieces of advice from veterans.
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Equity & Diversity Collection VIDEOS: K-12 Staff Diversity Matters. Here's Why
The lack of teacher diversity dates back to the establishment of America's public school system. A look at the history and some early signs of hope.
Elizabeth Room smiles a welcome to the integrated group of kindergarten students at John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley, California on Sept. 11, 1968, as full integration of all schools got underway.
Elizabeth Room smiles a welcome to the integrated group of kindergarten students at John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley, California on Sept. 11, 1968, as full integration of all schools got underway.
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People of color have long been underrepresented in the teacher ranks. The disparity is even greater among administrators.
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Leslie Alexander, right, talks with North Forsyth High School Assistant Principal of Instruction La Quisha Linder about what to expect while interviewing for the Winson-Salem/Forsyth County School District principal talent pool. Alexander is the Area Superintendent of Leadership Development and is working to develop a principal workforce that is representative of the district's demographics.
Leslie Alexander, right, talks with North Forsyth High School Assistant Principal of Instruction La Quisha Linder about what to expect while interviewing for the Winson-Salem/Forsyth County School District principal talent pool. Alexander is the Area Superintendent of Leadership Development and is working to develop a principal workforce that is representative of the district's demographics.
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School board decisions impact every aspect of students' education. A look at the value of Latino representation and work being done to get more elected.
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Stephanie Parra, Governing Board Member at Phoenix Union School District and Executive Director of ALL in Education Arizona, sits for a portrait at the nonprofit’s space at Galvanize Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. on Nov. 15, 2021. Phoenix Union is majority BIPOC students, but school board and educator demographics in Arizona lag behind in representation and opportunity.
Stephanie Parra, Governing Board Member at Phoenix Union School District and Executive Director of ALL in Education Arizona, sits for a portrait at the nonprofit’s space at Galvanize Phoenix in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. on Nov. 15, 2021. Phoenix Union is majority BIPOC students, but school board and educator demographics in Arizona lag behind in representation and opportunity.
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Freda Arnold chats with some of her students at Booker Junior High school in Little Rock, Ark., on Dec. 21, 1965. Arnold is one of four white educators on the faculty of the all-Black school.
Freda Arnold chats with some of her students at Booker Junior High school in Little Rock, Ark., on Dec. 21, 1965. Arnold is one of four white educators on the faculty of the all-Black school.
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