Equity & Diversity
Education news, analysis, and opinion about race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, and/or religious beliefs and schools.
- Equity & Diversity Live Online Discussion What Is Critical Race Theory and Why You Shouldn't Shy Away From ItIn this episode of A Seat at the Table, Peter DeWitt sits down with lawyer-educator Janel George and EdWeek reporters, Stephen Sawchuk and Andrew Ujifusa, as they discuss what’s at the heart of the criticalEquity & Diversity What Do Teachers Think About Discussing Racism in Class? We Asked ThemThe new nationally representative EdWeek Research Center survey also asked educators whether they believe systemic racism exists.Equity & Diversity Video Transgender Students: 'People Suffer When They Can’t Do What Makes Them Happiest'Transgender students in nine states are required to play only on sports teams that match their gender assigned at birth. A look at the impact of that requirement.Equity & Diversity Opinion I Am an Indian American Man. I Had Anti-Racist Work to DoWhen adults reflect on who they are and where they come from, their awareness leads to better learning outcomes for their students.Equity & Diversity American Indian Mascots Will Soon Be Banned in Colorado Public SchoolsColorado would become the fifth state to get rid of derogatory mascots.Equity & Diversity Could School Resegregation Drive White Students to Become Democrats as Adults?A researcher tracked the political affiliation of adults who graduated from high schools where court-ordered desegregation was lifted.Equity & Diversity Collection How the Murder of George Floyd Changed K-12 Schooling: A CollectionThe Black Lives Matter protests forced schools to re-evaluate how they serve Black students and marginalized communities.Equity & Diversity Video What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Are States Banning It? (Video)Several state legislatures have severely limited the way teachers can discuss issues of race in the classroom.Equity & Diversity Critical Race Theory Puts Educators at Center of a Frustrating Cultural Fight Once AgainThe battle over teaching students about racism shares traits with past conflicts over evolution and sex education—but key differences, too.Equity & Diversity Opinion Critical Race Theory Isn't a Curriculum. It's a PracticeThe furor over CRT removes a valuable tool from teachers' hands. And perhaps that’s the point.Equity & Diversity Efforts to Root Out Racism in Schools Would Unravel Under 'Critical Race Theory' BillsThe bills proposed in more than 15 states would force districts to end initiatives that acknowledge individual and systemic acts of racism.