Equity & Diversity
Insights into how issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious beliefs impact schools
- Equity & Diversity How to Talk to LGBTQ Students About the Colorado Nightclub ShootingThe tragedy is a difficult moment for a group of students already under strain.Equity & Diversity Q&A How Is White Supremacy Embedded in School Systems Today? A Scholar ExplainsJohn Diamond, a professor of sociology and education policy at Brown University, discusses how educators can make schools more equitable.Equity & Diversity Safe Space or Segregation? Affinity Groups for Teachers, Students of ColorSee what affinity groups are and why they're coming under fire.Equity & Diversity Districts Need Guidance on Designing Dress Codes That Are Fair to All. It Might Be On the WayThe Education Department has said it will develop resources, but experts say school districts also need to examine their own policies.Equity & Diversity School Dress Codes Aren't Fair to Everyone, Federal Study FindsGirls, Black students, and LGBTQ students are disproportionately impacted by school dress codes, says the GAO's report.Equity & Diversity How Teachers Can Break Down Stereotypes of Asian American StudentsResearchers offer takeaways on what educators need to be aware of when working with Asian American and Pacific Islander students.Equity & Diversity Teachers Expect More of Asian American Students. Is Bias the Reason?Even accounting for student test scores, teachers still gave higher appraisals to Asian American students than others, new research finds.Equity & Diversity Why a Trans Student and Her Mom Are Fighting Their District's Anti-LGBTQ PoliciesLily Freeman and her mother, Mindy Freeman, are working to stem a slew of anti-LGBTQ policies and directives issued in Central Bucks County, Pa.Equity & Diversity Atlanta District Drafts a Policy to Carry Out State's 'Divisive Concepts' LawLegal experts say the policy balances state requirements with protecting students' and teachers' rights to discuss race in class.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.