Special Report: Uprooting Inequities

It remains all too common that if you’re a black, Hispanic, or a low-income student, your school may not give you the same shot at taking advanced courses as your white, more affluent peers. You aren’t as likely to have teachers with long track records of effectively teaching students. And you are more likely to face harsher discipline measures if you make a mistake. While most K-12 leaders acknowledge that these inequities exist in their schools, many struggle to confront the practices that perpetuate them, must less root them out completely. In this report, Education Week takes a close look at some schools and districts that are engaging in the hard work of embracing the goals of equity and turning them into action steps that are benefitting students directly.

Special Report


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In Pursuit of Equity
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The Long Beach, Calif., school district is deploying a multifaceted strategy to put more students of color in high-level math courses and help them succeed.
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When districts provide limited resources for professional growth, teachers in high-needs schools often lose out.
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By automatically enrolling all students in high-level courses, schools in Washington state are working to erase a long entrenched form of inequity.
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Building science lessons around phenomena that students know equally and can see in their own lives is making the subject more relevant and interesting.
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Fed up with their district’s unmet pledges to stop steering African American students into low-level classes, parents take action.
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