Equity & Diversity
Insights into how issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious beliefs impact schools
- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Explore innovative practices for using technology to build an environment of belonging and achievement for all staff and students.Equity & Diversity Censoring Race and Racism Lessons Defies Best Practice and May Be Unlawful, Report ArguesA teachers' union and a lawyers' alliance marshal legal and pedagogical evidence for racially inclusive and culturally responsive teaching.Equity & Diversity Opinion Educators Will Teach 'Truth About Oppression' Despite CRT AttacksAlthough some educators fear for their jobs, they say not teaching what students need to know would be a disservice.Equity & Diversity How Carefully Tailored PD Can Help Principals Become Equity LeadersA partnership involving several districts suggests smart professional development can help principals improve equitable practices.Equity & Diversity What One State's Transgender Student Policy Could Mean for StudentsExperts fear Virginia's model policy could endanger the mental health and safety of trans, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming students.Equity & Diversity Who's Behind the Escalating Push to Ban Books? A New Report Has AnswersRight-wing activist organizations and Republican lawmakers are pushing to get books about LGBTQ people and racism removed, says PEN America.Equity & Diversity Virginia Governor Seeks to Roll Back Accommodations for Transgender StudentsThe policies say students' participation in certain school programming and use of school facilities should be based on their biological sex.Equity & Diversity Opinion How Attacks on Critical Race Theory Are Affecting TeachersThe experience has left some teachers fearing for their safety and livelihood and retreating from their practices.Equity & Diversity Proposed Federal Rules on Title IX Draw Flood of Public CommentsThe Education Department received more than 200,000 comments on proposed changes to Title IX sex discrimination regulations.Equity & Diversity Transgender Student Athletes 'Just Want to Play.' Will Federal Law Assure They Can?As state debates rage, the U.S. Department of Education promises to update Title IX. But details and timing remain uncertain.Equity & Diversity After Debate Citing Indoctrination and Nazis, Miami-Dade School Board Rejects LGBTQ MonthThe board voted 8-1 against recognizing October as LGBTQ History Month and teaching 12th graders about two landmark Supreme Court cases.Equity & Diversity Texas School District Imposes Broad Restrictions on Transgender Students' RightsThe policy addresses bathroom use, students' pronouns, and library books, and it prohibits discussion of gender fluidity in the classroom.Equity & Diversity Reported Essay The Key to More Equitable Schools? Deep CommitmentSchools are making progress on their DEI goals, but nothing short of an education overhaul will achieve equity.