Equity & Diversity
Education news, analysis, and opinion about race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, and/or religious beliefs and schools.
- Equity & Diversity Explainer What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack?Debates about critical race theory are coming to your district, board room, and classroom. Here's what you need to understand about the academic concept—and how it's portrayed in political circles.Equity & Diversity Group Seeks Federal Probes Into Schools That Pledge to Address Systemic RacismParents Defending Education, a group critical of anti-racism and "woke" education, says such district efforts may violate federal law.Equity & Diversity Opinion Does Your District's Way of Decisionmaking Reinforce Systemic Racism?Leaders must ask if their vision of student success reflects what Black and brown families say is most important, write John B. Diamond and Jennifer Cheatham.Equity & Diversity Why Two Superintendents of Mostly White Districts Are Actively Fighting Anti-Black RacismPredominantly white school districts across the country have started addressing systemic racism in the classroom, but not every district is doing it, and those who are brace for backlash.Equity & Diversity What Black Men Need From Schools to Stay in the Teaching ProfessionOnly 2 percent of teachers are Black men. Three Black male educators share their views on what's behind the statistic.Equity & Diversity Opinion Researchers Agree the Pandemic Will Worsen Testing Gaps. But How Much?Without substantial investment in their learning, the life chances of children from low-income families are threatened.Equity & Diversity 4 Ways George Floyd's Murder Has Changed How We Talk About Race and EducationFloyd’s tragic death and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests evolved the discourse about structural racism in American schools.Equity & Diversity Opinion Students: Racial Justice Demands More Than a Lawn SignOur progressive town is full of “Black Lives Matter” yard signs and Instagram posts. So why do our schools still have huge racial disparities?Equity & Diversity Discussing the Derek Chauvin Trial in Class: How Teachers Are Doing It and WhyChauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. Black teachers say not addressing racism does a disservice to students and themselves.Equity & Diversity Minn. Students Walk Out of Class to Protest Racial InjusticeStudents from dozens of schools walked out of class in a coordinated protest against racial injustice and the killing of Daunte Wright.Equity & Diversity 16 Resources on Talking to Students About Police Killings and RacismTo help educators discuss racism and police shootings of people of color, Education Week has compiled videos, articles, essays, and more.Equity & Diversity Opinion 'We All Have LGBTQ Students, Whether We Know It or Not'Three educators provide suggestions to support LGBTQ students, including respecting pronouns and having LGBTQ authors in classroom libraries.Equity & Diversity Opinion Trans Youth Are Under Attack. Educators Must Step UpWhat can schools do in the face of the extreme hostility trans and gender-nonconforming young people now face across the country?