This yearlong series will examine efforts to recognize and overcome discrimination in schools.
Equity & Diversity Black Girls and School Discipline: Four Researchers Unpack K-12's Racial Bias (Videos)
In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.
School Climate & Safety Opinion Q&A With Monique W. Morris: How K-12 Schools Push Out Black Girls
Monique W. Morris, author and researcher, discusses the plight of black girls, who are disproportionately turned out of K-12 schools.
Equity & Diversity Oregon's 'Equity Lens' Frames Schools' Take on Bias
The 5-year-old document is a public recognition of how race and ethnicity play out in students' educational outcomes, and a call to narrow achievement gaps.
Special Education Are There Too Few Minority Students in Special Education?
Research triggers a debate on whether students of color are underrepresented—or overrepresented—in special education classes.
Equity & Diversity Principals Share Advice on Addressing Racial Bias in Schools
In two audio interviews, principals of color talk with Education Week about how they address bias and cultural competence within their schools.
Equity & Diversity 'You Come Out Because You Can't Not': A Gay Teacher's Perspective (Video)
High school writing teacher Patty Smith discusses the importance of building an LGBT-inclusive school community.
School & District Management For Preservice Teachers, Lessons on Cultural Sensitivity
New efforts aim to head off teacher biases by running preservice students through simulations or embedding them in urban neighborhoods.
College & Workforce Readiness Minneapolis' Anti-Bias Efforts Focus on Black Males
Michael V. Walker's job has a singular purpose: keeping the school system's black male students on a positive academic track.
Families & the Community Schools Enlist Parents to Bridge Cultural Barriers
Newer efforts to bring families of minority students into the classroom are eye-opening for both parents and teachers.
Vol. 35, Issue 04