Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in School
This yearlong series will examine efforts to recognize and overcome discrimination in schools.
Equity & Diversity Opinion 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.
School Climate & Safety Opinion Policing Girls of Color in Schools
School resource officers and the schools they serve require a culture shift to reduce the discipline rates of girls of color, writes Rebecca Epstein.
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.
Law & Courts School Civil Rights Took Spotlight Under Obama
The number of civil rights complaints and investigations spiked dramatically during the Obama administration.
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.
Equity & Diversity Black Male Teachers a Dwindling Demographic
African-American men like Chrissell Rhone make up just 2 percent of U.S. teachers and, for many of them, school can be a lonely place.
Equity & Diversity Illustration: Microaggressions in the Classroom
Microaggressions—subtle slights based on stereotypes about a person's race, gender, or socioeconomic status—can be obvious and hurtful to the person receiving them, but unintended and unnoticed by the person saying them.
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.
Equity & Diversity Classroom Biases Hinder Students' Learning
Subtle, everyday biases in the nation's classrooms pose major obstacles to academic success for low-income students and students of color.
Vol. 35, Issue 04