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Equity & Diversity Opinion Are Our Schools Any Closer to Equity?
Schools are trying to focus on equity, but a slew of new legislation is preventing that focus from becoming a reality.
Sean Slade & Alyssa Gallagher, June 13, 2021
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President Joe Biden made boosting Title I for disadvantaged students a key part of his education platform on the campaign trail.
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Education Funding There Are Big Funding Gaps Affecting High-Poverty Schools. Can Biden Close Them?
Hurdles lie ahead for a $20 billion bid to create "Title I equity grants" to address long-standing funding inequities.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 9, 2021
9 min read
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Education Funding Education Department Issues Directive on Shielding Students in Poverty From Funding Cuts
The agency released the "maintenance of equity" guidance on COVID-19 relief as part of a public-relations blitz on equity amid the pandemic.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 9, 2021
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School Climate & Safety Biden Team to Revisit How Schools Should Ensure Racial Equity in Discipline
The Trump administration pulled a directive on fair discipline for students of color. Biden's Education Department will review the issue.
Evie Blad, June 4, 2021
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Palm Beach County School Board member Karen Brill voices her opinion during a meeting of the board in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 23, 2014.
Palm Beach County School Board member Karen Brill voices her opinion during a meeting of the board in Palm Beach, Fla.
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Equity & Diversity A School District’s Feud Over ‘White Advantage’
A legislator wants to censure members of a Florida school board who voted to remove the phrase “white advantage” from an equity statement.
Andrew Marra, Palm Beach Post, June 3, 2021
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Education Funding Biden's K-12 Budget Seeks $20 Billion for State Incentives to Address Funding Inequity
The "equity grants" are part of a huge spending plan that would also boost priorities like community schools, counselors, and school nurses.
Evie Blad, May 28, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Efforts to Root Out Racism in Schools Would Unravel Under 'Critical Race Theory' Bills
The bills proposed in more than 15 states would force districts to end initiatives that acknowledge individual and systemic acts of racism.
Eesha Pendharkar, May 26, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Students: Racial Justice Demands More Than a Lawn Sign
Our progressive town is full of “Black Lives Matter” yard signs and Instagram posts. So why do our schools still have huge racial disparities?
Julian Taylor & Phoenix Garayùa-Tudryn, April 21, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion When Does Educational Equity Become Educationally Unethical?
Equity stumbles into a truly gruesome place when educators are directed to shortchange students based on how they look or where they live.
Rick Hess, April 5, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Whose Vision Will Guide Racial Equity in Schools?
White allies aren't the experts when it comes to determining how children of color should be educated, writes Sonya Douglass Horsford.
Sonya Douglass Horsford, March 17, 2021
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