Equity & Diversity Data The 'Dramatic' Demographic Shifts Reshaping Suburban Schools: 7 Key Data Points to Know
A new analysis by the EdWeek Research Center shows sharp declines in white enrollment in suburban schools.
Equity & Diversity Suburban Public Schools Are Now Majority-Nonwhite. The Backlash Has Already Begun
Fierce fights over equity and inclusion have followed steep drops in white enrollment across America's suburban public schools.
Equity & Diversity Suburban Schools Have Changed Drastically. Our Understanding of Them Has Not
A growing body of research has begun to document the demographic shift and inequities in suburban education, but more work remains.
Equity & Diversity ADHD, Other Developmental Disabilities More Common in Rural Areas
Rural families are less likely to use special education or early intervention services than children living in urban areas, a new Centers for Disease Control survey reveals.
Equity & Diversity The Nation's English-Learner Population Has Surged: 3 Things to Know
The number of English-learner students in U.S. schools has increased 28 percent since 2000; 43 of 50 states have experienced an uptick in enrollment, federal data indicate.
Equity & Diversity Spanish Dominates Dual-Language Programs, But Schools Offer Diverse Options
Mandarin Chinese, French, German, and Vietnamese are also among five most-offered types of dual-language programs, a new federal report shows.
English-Language Learners U.S. Schools See Surge in Number of Arabic- and Chinese-Speaking English-Learners
While Spanish remains the most commonly spoken English-learner language by far, the numbers for speakers of Arabic and Chinese have grown dramatically over the past decade, federal data show.
Equity & Diversity The Latino Teacher-Student Divide: 5 Steps to Close the Gap
The number of K-12 Latino teachers has more than quadrupled over the last three decades, but the growth has not kept pace with the explosive growth in the nation's Latino student population. A new report from New America suggests ways to narrow the gap.
English-Language Learners A 'One-Size-Fits-All' Approach to English-Learner Education Won't Work. Here's Why
The current system results in less access to academic classes for long-term English-learners, a new study argues, while more recent arrivals sometimes fare better.
Equity & Diversity Not All Asian Americans Are the Same. So Why Do School Data Treat Us That Way?
And it's not just Asian communities hurt by the laziness of our data systems, warns educator and organizer Godfrey Santos Plata.
Special Education Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities
A survey from the National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org finds a teaching corps that lacks confidence in their ability to meet the needs of millions of children with disabilities in the nation's public K-12 schools, but wants the training, support, and guidance to improve.
Equity & Diversity Dealing With Dyslexia: 'It's Almost Like It's a Naughty Word' (Video)
When Scott Gann learned his son Dustin had dyslexia, he was shocked at the school's reaction. No one there wanted to use the word.
Equity & Diversity Many Native American Students Don't Learn About Their Languages and Cultures in School
Students at Bureau of Indian Education schools were more likely to report being exposed to Native languages and culture when compared to their peers attending traditional public schools.