Education news, analysis, and opinion about how race and racism affect schools and how they are taught about in schools
School & District Management How to Recruit and Retain School Board Members of Color
Pay, staffing, and support are key ingredients to persuade people of color to run for their local school board, experts say.
Equity & Diversity Q&A How Is White Supremacy Embedded in School Systems Today? A Scholar Explains
John 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 Color
See what affinity groups are and why they're coming under fire.
Law & Courts As a Skeptical Supreme Court Weighs Race in College Admissions, 'Brown' Looms Large
The cases heard Monday involve Harvard and the University of North Carolina, but a decision could be felt in K-12 education.
Law & Courts 4 Things to Know About the Affirmative Action Showdown Before the Supreme Court
The justices on Monday weigh the use of race in admissions at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, with K-12 implications.
School & District Management Nearly Two-Thirds of School Board Members Set to Step Down, Survey Finds
An advocacy group's report says the expected turnover provides an opportunity to create more diverse school boards.
Equity & Diversity How Teachers Can Break Down Stereotypes of Asian American Students
Researchers offer takeaways on what educators need to be aware of when working with Asian American and Pacific Islander students.
Teaching Profession From Our Research Center How Issues Like Race, Sex, Politics Resonate With Educators, in Charts
EdWeek Research Center data show how debates over cultural issues in the classroom have impacted educators.
Teaching Profession Educators Are Deeply Conflicted on Teaching Heated Cultural Issues, Survey Finds
There's fear of retribution for teaching about topics like race, gender, and sexuality, an Education Week survey shows.
Law & Courts Legal Challenges to 'Divisive Concepts' Laws: an Update
Since last year, four states have seen eight lawsuits challenging "divisive concepts" laws.
Recruitment & Retention Improving the Preparation Pipeline for Black Teachers: 5 Ideas From Experts
From acknowledging history to rethinking licensure requirements, five experts suggest ways to improve America's pipeline for Black teachers.
Recruitment & Retention A New Teacher at 50: Inside the Struggle to Rebuild America's Black Teaching Workforce
A suburban Chicago school district was desperate to hire more teachers of color and root out racism. Enter DarLisa Himrod.
Equity & Diversity Atlanta District Drafts a Policy to Carry Out State's 'Divisive Concepts' Law
Legal experts say the policy balances state requirements with protecting students' and teachers' rights to discuss race in class.