Equity

Education news, analysis, and opinion about the fair distribution of opportunities for all students
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Education Funding A Court Ordered Billions for Education. Why Schools Might Not Get It Now
The North Carolina Supreme Court is considering arguments for overturning a statewide order for more school funding.
Mark Lieberman, February 22, 2024
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Equity & Diversity Spotlight Spotlight on Inclusion & Equity
This Spotlight will help you examine disparities in districts’ top positions, the difference between equity and equality, and more.
February 16, 2024
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Mathematics Math Tracking Starts as Early as Elementary School, a New Study Finds
Most principals also report that not all students have the opportunity to take Algebra I, new data show.
Sarah Schwartz, February 7, 2024
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Student Achievement To Settle a Lawsuit, California Will Shift $2 Billion to Students Hurt by Pandemic Shutdowns
The settlement in the class-action lawsuit presses districts to provide evidence-based support to help students get back on track.
Sarah D. Sparks, February 1, 2024
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Student Achievement Opinion What Many Advocates—and Critics—Get Wrong About 'Equitable Grading'
Traditional grading encompasses more than academic performance. Is that what we want?
Rick Hess, January 29, 2024
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Student Well-Being What the Research Says Rx for Reading Gaps: Screen All Students Early for Vision Problems
At a time when nearsightedness is on the rise, a study finds big gaps in students' access to vision screening and care.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 25, 2024
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Ed-Tech Policy National Ed-Tech Plan Outlines How Schools Can Tackle 3 Big Digital Inequities
There's great potential for districts to use technology to meet all students' individual learning needs, federal plan suggests.
Alyson Klein, January 22, 2024
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Teaching Opinion Human Experience Should Guide Strategies for Closing Education Equity Gaps
Think artfully, advises a new book on "Brilliant Teachers." This practice lives at the intersection of philosophizing and creativity.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 4, 2024
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Budget & Finance 2023 in School Finance: Legal Fights, School Choice Debates, Persistent Inequities
Highlights of the year in school finance coverage include school funding lawsuits, private school choice legislation, and the looming financial storms brewing.
Mark Lieberman, December 22, 2023
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Education Funding Schools Lost Ground on Funding in Recent Years. The Recovery Could Be Slow
School funding took a hit a few years ago. It might be some time before it recovers.
Mark Lieberman, December 8, 2023
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Mathematics What the Research Says How Schools Can Diversify Math Course-Taking
Low-income students and students of color take fewer advanced-math courses—or start taking them later—than their white peers.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 7, 2023
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Equity & Diversity Race Is a Big Factor in School Closures. What You Need to Know
Districts are more likely to close majority Black schools, researcher says.
Evie Blad & Ileana Najarro, November 28, 2023
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