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The crowd at Hing Hay Park responds to speakers calls to "fight hate"and against the attacks, physical and verbal on Asian Americans during a rally to speak out against anti-Asian hate and violence on March 13, 2021 in Seattle.
A crowd at Hing Hay Park in Seattle protests physical and verbal attacks against Asian Americans during a rally earlier this month.
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Equity & Diversity Anti-Asian Violence: What Schools Should Start Doing About It
Asian-Americans are often erased from the curriculum and even from schools' social justice work. Five educators discuss how to change that.
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Equity & Diversity Opinion 'Mommy, We Need to Fight Back'
An Asian American preschool director who lives in Atlanta writes about how anti-Asian racism has affected her and her family.
Caroline L. Diaz, March 22, 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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Law & Courts Lawsuit Challenges Admissions Changes Meant to Boost Diversity at Acclaimed High School
The suit says the plan for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia will hurt Asian-American enrollment
Mark Walsh, March 10, 2021
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Rowers paddle along the Charles River past the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass. on March 7, 2017.
Rowers paddle along the Charles River past the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass.
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Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Is Asked to Take Up Harvard's Consideration of Race in Admissions
Lower courts rejected claims by Students for Fair Admissions that the Harvard policies discriminate against Asian-American applicants.
Mark Walsh, February 25, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Training Bias Out of Teachers: Research Shows Little Promise So Far
There's no evidence that anti-bias training on its own stops discrimination, and it may backfire if used as a Band-Aid for racism.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 17, 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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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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Teacher Preparation We All Live Racialized Lives: The 'Identity Work' Teachers Need to Do
Understanding the Black experience also means seeing white privilege, writes education professor LaGarrett King.
Sarah Schwartz, September 23, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Opinion What Abolishing the Police Means to Me: A Student's Perspective
Young people deserve a say in how to keep their communities safe, writes high school student M’munga Songolo.
M'munga Songolo, September 23, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Do America's Public Schools Owe Black People Reparations?
School districts must make amends for their racist history, writes Daarel Burnette II. What should that look like?
Daarel Burnette II, September 23, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Opinion An Open Letter to Well-Meaning White Teachers
How do you tell the truth about Black progress in a nation plagued by "alternative facts"? Robert S. Harvey offers a framework.
Robert S. Harvey, August 17, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Video Black Student Voices: Reflecting on Race and Racism in Schools
Education Week spoke with 10 Black high school students from across the country about what they need from their schools to feel safe and supported.
July 30, 2020
Equity & Diversity Educators Support Black Lives Matter, But Still Want Police in Schools, Survey Shows
A new EdWeek Research Center survey of 1,150 teachers, principals, and district leaders examines where K-12 educators stand on social justice issues and how to address them.
Holly Kurtz, June 25, 2020
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