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.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.Equity & Diversity How Have the Debates Over Critical Race Theory Affected You? Share Your StoryWe want to hear how new constraints on teaching about racism have affected your schools.Equity & Diversity Opinion When Educational Equity Descends Into Educational NihilismSchools need to buckle down to engage and educate kids—not lower (or eliminate) expectations in the name of “equity.”Equity & Diversity Opinion Anti-Bias Education and the Importance of Teaching About Systemic OppressionAs of right now, 26 states have introduced bills to restrict or limit the teaching of racism, sexism, and bias. What are they so afraid of?Equity & Diversity These Districts Will Risk Breaking State Law to Continue Anti-Racism WorkIn forging ahead with anti-bias training off-limits under Oklahoma law, for example, districts could end up losing their accreditation.Equity & Diversity A $5 Million Fine for Classroom Discussions on Race? In Tennessee, This Is the New RealityA Tennessee mother has already filed a complaint that a lesson on Ruby Bridges and Martin Luther King Jr. made white students uncomfortable.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 Fight Over Transgender Student Policies Moves to Virginia's School BoardsA judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to challenge a set of state guidelines meant to protect Virginia’s transgender students.