Equity & Diversity
Education news, analysis, and opinion about race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, and/or religious beliefs and schools.
- Equity & Diversity Video A Black Male Principal in Virginia on Addressing Inequity and Creating a ‘Globalized School’A Black male principal in Virginia offers insight on everything from school discipline to the recruitment and retention of a diverse staff.Equity & Diversity Language Barriers With Schools: Immigrant Parents Tell Tales of ExclusionNon-English-speaking parents say they've long been excluded from parts of their children’s education, and the pandemic has made it worse.Equity & Diversity Opinion No, Love Won’t Fix Institutional Racism in EducationRacially just books are under attack in schools. Defending an anti-racist curriculum demands a deeper understanding of how power operates.Equity & Diversity Transgender Students and School Sports: Six Things to Know About a Raging DebateStates have considered a surge of legislation that would restrict transgender students from teams that align with their gender identity.Equity & Diversity Census Prompts Push for More Indigenous School LessonsAmerican Indians and Alaska Natives say census numbers prove that Indigenous history should get more attention in public school classrooms.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.Nearly two years of the pandemic have taken a toll on our nation’s students – especially those in the Black community and who are living with disabilities. But, as they say, in every crisis comesEquity & Diversity Opinion You Can't Legislate Away Black and Gay Educators and StudentsStudents and teachers shouldn’t see their identity as a subject so taboo that the state must ban all references to it in 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.This white paper by Scholastic examines why these efforts are important, and it looks at how librarians/media specialists and other K–12 ...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.Educational leaders are charged with ensuring all students receive equitable access to a high-quality education. Yet equity is more than an action. It is a lens through which we continuously review instructional practices and studentWhile the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reveal systemic racial disparities in educational opportunity, there are revelations to which we can and must respond. Through conscientious efforts, using an intentional focus on race, school leaders canEquity & Diversity Reported Essay Do Students Have What They Need? One Survey Looks to Answer That QuestionEven before the pandemic started, one state started thinking about how to understand student needs better. That plan accelerated with the virus.Equity & Diversity Reported Essay What the Indian Caste System Taught Me About Racism in American SchoolsBorn and raised in India, reporter Eesha Pendharkar isn’t convinced that America’s anti-racist efforts are enough to make students of color feel like they belong.Equity & Diversity Reported Essay Our Student Homeless Numbers Are Staggering. Schools Can Be a Bridge to a SolutionThe pandemic has only made the student homelessness situation more volatile. Schools don’t have to go it alone.