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School & District Management Why School Board Diversity Matters
Most school boards don’t look the students they serve, but new research suggests that must change.
Christina A. Samuels, November 17, 2020
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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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School & District Management How the Fight for America's Suburbs Started in Public Schools
A heated school board election in the fast-changing Atlanta suburbs pits Black Lives Matter vs. the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream.”
Benjamin Herold, October 26, 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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Equity & Diversity Opinion How to Support Teacher Morale, and Other Urgent Advice for Principals
How do I discuss race in my mostly white school? How do I rethink our social-media policy? Sharif El-Mekki has answers.
Sharif El-Mekki, October 21, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Opinion No, Critical Race Theory Isn't 'Anti-American'
President Trump and the U.S. Department of Education are wrong to target the valuable toolkit, argue David E. DeMatthews and Terri N. Watson.
David E. DeMatthews & Terri N. Watson, October 5, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Opinion What President Trump Gets Wrong About 'Patriotic Education'
Teachers worth their salt know that it's not indoctrination to teach our students to understand hard truths, write five Teachers of the Year.
Chris Dier, Takeru "tk" Nagayoshi, Erin Mccarthy, Cecilia Chung & Lynette Stant, October 1, 2020
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Professional Development Anti-Racist Teaching: What Educators Really Think
A new nationally representative survey of teachers, principals, and district leaders offers key takeaways.
EdWeek Research Center, September 25, 2020
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Equity & Diversity 'Was I Part of the Problem?' A Journalist Studies Her Own Reporting on Race
Veteran reporter Debra Viadero invites researchers to scrutinize her decades of reporting for racial bias.
Debra Viadero, September 23, 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 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 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 You Have Anti-Racist Curriculum Resources. Now What Do You Do?
Teachers need spaces to explore how power dynamics have shaped the subjects they teach, explains Sarah Schwartz.
Sarah Schwartz, September 23, 2020
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School & District Management Principals Need Help Building Anti-Racist Schools
Anti-racist school leadership is about becoming more racially aware and taking action, explains Denisa R. Superville.
Denisa R. Superville, September 23, 2020
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