Equity

Miguel Cardona, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks after being introduced at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, as Biden, right, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, look on.
Miguel Cardona, President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Education, speaks after being introduced at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., Dec. 23, 2020, as Biden, right, and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, left, look on.
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Special Education What Biden's Pick for Ed. Secretary Discussed With Disability Rights Advocates
Advocates for students with disabilities want Biden to address discipline and the effects of COVID-19 on special education.
Evie Blad, January 13, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion How to Make Anti-Racism More Than a Performance
Whether white people are ready or not, policies have to change, writes the co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network.
Bettina L. Love, January 12, 2021
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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen Theater on Dec. 29, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen Theater on Dec. 29, 2020, in Wilmington, Del.
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Federal What Principals Want From the Incoming Biden Administration and Congress
Aid for pandemic-ravaged schools and reversal of Trump-era policies are among the top priorities for national principals' organizations.
Denisa R. Superville, January 5, 2021
6 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Documentary A Year Interrupted
When COVID-19 closed schools for millions of students, Education Week documented two seniors as they faced an uncertain future.
Elizabeth Rich & Brooke Saias, December 15, 2020
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Teaching Opinion Parents Are Watching Like Never Before. 'Trust Us' Isn't Enough
Now is the moment for educators to focus inward and repair classroom inequities, writes the CEO of Baltimore's public schools.
Sonja Brookins Santelises, December 1, 2020
5 min read
Curriculum Letter to the Editor Curriculum as a Lever for Racial Equity
To the Editor:
The special report "Big Ideas for Confronting Racism in Education" (Sept. 23, 2020) highlighted essential ingredients for creating anti-racist schools, including better teacher preparation, expanded anti-bias training, and universal internet access, among others.
November 17, 2020
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Teaching Survey: Teachers and Students Are Struggling With Online Learning
In a new RAND report, teachers in remote and hybrid environments reported more challenges than those in solely face-to-face instruction.
Sarah Schwartz, November 16, 2020
4 min read
Equity & Diversity Online Summit Big Ideas: What Does It Mean to Be an Anti-Racist Educator?
Discuss proactive steps that educators and school and district leaders can take to make a difference in the lives of our Black students.
October 22, 2020
Teaching Most Educators Require Kids to Turn Cameras On in Virtual Class, Despite Equity Concerns
Sixty percent of teachers, principals, and district leaders say students face consequences if they turn off cameras during class.
Madeline Will, October 20, 2020
5 min read
Student Well-Being 5 Things You Need to Know About Student Absences During COVID-19
Absences are up whether students are learning in school buildings or at home, a new EdWeek Research Center survey finds.
Mark Lieberman, October 16, 2020
4 min read
Equity & Diversity Selective Virginia Public High School to Drop Standardized Admissions Test
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology will see a new test-free admissions process by November, district leaders say.
Christina A. Samuels, October 12, 2020
3 min read
Equity & Diversity New School Integration Coalition to Forge Bonds Between Districts, Housing Groups
The Bridges Collaborative, convened by the Century Foundation, will connect housing and schooling groups that want more racial and economic diversity in schools.
Christina A. Samuels, October 9, 2020
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