Equity & Diversity
Insights into how issues of equity, diversity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious beliefs impact schools
- Equity & Diversity Researchers Find Need for More High Quality, Culturally Relevant CurriculumA new report from The Education Trust examines the limited complexity of representation in children's books deemed to be high quality.Equity & Diversity Opinion American Education Hurt Black Students. We Deserve ReparationsThe value of the educational harm inflicted on my generation of Black students exceeds $2 trillion, writes Bettina L. Love.Equity & Diversity Schools Struggle to Properly Count Native Students. Some States Want Them to Try HarderMichigan recently became the latest state to require the collection of data on Native K-12 students' tribal affiliations.Equity & Diversity Legacy of Native American Boarding Schools Comes Into View Through a New Interactive MapThe list of boarding schools that once sought to “civilize” Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians is getting longer.Equity & Diversity School District's Anti-CRT Resolution Prompts Lawsuit From Teachers and StudentsTeachers, parents, and students in a California district claim the resolution restricts their rights.Equity & Diversity Opinion ‘Hate Is Taught’: The Lesson for Schools From the Racist Jacksonville KillingsA slew of anti-Black education policies have helped make Florida a sanctuary state for hate and violence, writes Tyrone C. Howard.Equity & Diversity Race-Based Affinity Groups Should Be Open to All Students, Biden Admin. Tells SchoolsIn new guidance, the Education Department cites examples of school policies or programs that violate civil rights law.Equity & Diversity Opinion Stop Talking About ‘Gaps’ in Education—Talk About HarmThe frequently used term obscures the racism operating behind it, writes Bettina L. Love.Equity & Diversity How a Federal Office Investigates and Resolves Discrimination Complaints Against SchoolsWhat is OCR, how do you file a complaint, and what relief can it offer for students or staff whose civil rights may have been violated?Equity & Diversity 'Don't Say Gay' Law Has Some Florida Parents Considering Moves Out of StateForty percent of Florida parents who responded to a survey want to leave the state because of its “Don’t Say Gay” law.Equity & Diversity District Failed to Protect Nonbinary Student From Harassment, Federal Investigation FindsA Wisconsin district may owe compensatory instruction to a nonbinary student for excluding them from some in-person instruction.Equity & Diversity District Can't Restrict Transgender Student's Bathroom Use, Federal Judge SaysA Wisconsin district must allow trans students to use bathrooms aligning with their gender identity, according to a new ruling.Equity & Diversity The Surprising Thing That Gets Students to Stick With AP CoursesA school in Katy Independent School District in Texas runs an AP Ambassador program that offers AP course mentorship among students.Equity & Diversity How to Make AP Classes Accessible and Equitable: District Leaders Share StrategiesVarious presentations at the College Board's AP annual conference this month touched on equity concerns around the AP program.Equity & Diversity Florida Board of Education Restricts Bathroom Access and Pronoun Use for Trans StudentsFlorida's state board of education passed rules banning bathroom access and pronoun use for trans and nonbinary students and teachers.