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New research suggests such surveillance systems may increase discipline disparities.
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School Climate & Safety What the Research Says 'High-Surveillance' Schools Lead to More Suspensions, Lower Achievement
Cameras, drug sweeps, and other surveillance increase exclusionary discipline, regardless of actual student misbehavior, new research finds.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 21, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Why More Teachers Need to See the Beauty and Brilliance in Black Girls
Black girls are often accused of being loud or having an attitude. We need teachers to change that harmful perspective, because it matters.
Bola Delano-Oriaran, March 28, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion We Ignore the Pain of Black Children
We need to stop criminalizing Black children. And that starts with how we view school safety, writes pediatrician Rebekah Fenton.
Rebekah Fenton , March 23, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Education's Invisible Goalies Who Box Out Black Americans
Our country has a long history of blocking educational access, write John B. Craig and Kenneth D. Waters.
John B. Craig & Kenneth D. Waters, March 12, 2021
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Student Well-Being Opinion Assumptions Teachers Often Make About Black Students and What to Do About Them
Skin color doesn’t tell you everything about someone’s background. Here’s how to look beyond race.
Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi , March 10, 2021
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Social Studies Opinion When History Class Feels Like Propaganda: A Student's Perspective
Black history is treated as a separate concept from American and world history, but it shouldn’t be, writes high schooler Lauryn Donovan.
Lauryn Donovan, January 29, 2021
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College & Workforce Readiness Documentary A Year Interrupted
When COVID-19 closed schools for millions of students, Education Week documented two seniors as they faced an uncertain future.
Elizabeth Rich & Brooke Saias, December 15, 2020
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Student Achievement Opinion How to Really Close Opportunity Gaps During Our National Racial Reckoning
"Colorblind" teaching isn’t going to cut it, writes Vanderbilt University’s H. Richard Milner IV.
H. Richard Milner IV, October 22, 2020
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Education Funding Opinion A Roadmap for Reparations in Education
Breaking the cycle of institutional racism includes a quality education for Black students, writes Khalilah M. Harris. Here’s how that could look.
Khalilah M. Harris, October 15, 2020
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Dawn Brooks-DeCosta is the principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in New York City. The school has a strong social justice mission, rigorous curriculum, and commitment to celebrating Black excellence
Dawn Brooks-DeCosta is the principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in New York City. The school has a strong social justice mission, rigorous curriculum, and commitment to celebrating Black excellence
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School & District Management To Root Out Racism in Schools, Start With Who You Hire
The teachers that principals hire is one of the most powerful levers for turning schools into anti-racist institutions.
Denisa R. Superville, October 13, 2020
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Teacher Preparation Teachers Can Take on Anti-Racist Teaching. But Not Alone
Teachers want to do better by their students of color, but many don’t know how. Madeline Will examines the gap between intention and action.
Madeline Will, September 23, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Dismantling Systemic Racism in Schools: 8 Big Ideas
Get an overview of this fall’s Big Ideas special report, which is dedicated to addressing anti-Black systemic racism in schools.
Elizabeth Rich, September 23, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Students Need Anti-Bias Training, Too
When a student noticed that no one was teaching her classmates about racism, she took matters into her own hands, Catherine Gewertz reports.
Catherine Gewertz, September 23, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Are Strained Police Relations With Black Teens a Solvable Problem?
A leadership program for young Black men looks to confront racism in law enforcement. Corey Mitchell explains.
Corey Mitchell, September 23, 2020
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