Equity & Diversity
Education news, analysis, and opinion about race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, and/or religious beliefs and 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.Schools are welcoming students back into buildings for full-time in-person instruction in a few short weeks and now is the perfect time to take a hard look at both our practices and systems to buildEquity & Diversity Opinion Q&A Collections: Challenging Normative Gender Culture in EducationTen years of posts on supporting LGBTQ students and on questions around gender roles in education.Equity & Diversity Video Why This Latino Teacher Is the Educator His Latinx Students NeedLatinx students are the least likely to have a teacher who looks like them. A Latino teacher on why a reflective teacher population matters.Equity & Diversity Live Online Discussion Critical Race Theory: Understanding the DebateJoin the conversation in our upcoming episode of A Seat at the Table when Peter DeWitt sits down with lawyer-educator Janel George and EdWeek reporters, Stephen Sawchuk and Andrew Ujifusa, as they discuss what’s atEquity & Diversity Video These Schools Served Black Students During Segregation. There's a Fight to Preserve ThemA look at how Black people managed to grow a solid middle class without access to so many of America’s public schools.Equity & Diversity Why the Critical Race Theory Fight Is Harder for Educators Than the Common Core BattleEducators and advocates see clear parallels—and sharp differences—between the politically charged disputes with schools at the center.Equity & Diversity Opinion I Had Hope for Racial Justice. Now, I See a StandstillWhen states limit discussing racism in schools, racial justice is threatened, writes David E. Kirkland of New York University.Equity & Diversity Opinion Adults Are Banning Classroom Topics. Perhaps They Should Allow Students to Explore Them?Instead of banning conversations on critical issues, we should use project-based learning to encourage students to see all sides.Equity & Diversity Series Voices From the Field: Conversations With Male Educators of ColorMale educators of color discuss how they got into the field, the challenges they’ve seen, and what can be done to help students who look like them.Equity & Diversity Video A Black Male Educator From Virginia on What He’s Faced in the School BuildingAfter experiencing racism in the school building early in his career, a black male teacher in Alexandria, Va., sought out a school with leaders who looked like him. Here, he explains why that matters and discusses the issues he continues to see in the education system.Equity & Diversity From Our Research Center 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.