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Teran Tease, 5, watches at Oaklawn Cemetery during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on July 21, 2020.
Teran Tease, 5, watches at Oaklawn Cemetery during a test excavation in the search for possible mass graves from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on July 21, 2020.
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Social Studies The Violent History of White Supremacy Is Rarely Taught in Schools. It Should Be
As Trump promotes 1776 project, educators say a more complete history of white vigilante justice taught in the classroom could prevent another Capitol insurgency.
Corey Mitchell, January 20, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion 'The White Voice, Experience, and Interest Dominate Education'
Four educators "wrap up" a series on books and articles white teachers can read to learn about racism and what they should do about it.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 20, 2021
16 min read
A view of the National Mall in Washington, on Jan. 19, 2021, ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
A view of the National Mall in Washington, on Jan. 19, 2021, ahead of the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
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Social Studies Opinion Same Old Civics Ed. Won't Save Us
The outgoing Trump administration's "1776" report dodges white supremacy when every classroom needs to fight it for the sake of democracy, write two teacher educators.
Nicole Mirra & Antero Garcia, January 19, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion 'We Can’t Wait Until People Feel Comfortable Talking About Race'
White Fragility and Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in School are two of many books on race suggested by four educators.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 18, 2021
15 min read
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Tackling the 'Taboo' of Talking About Race & Privilege
Four educators share suggestions for books and articles white educators can read to learn more about race and racism.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 14, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion How to Make Anti-Racism More Than a Performance
Whether white people are ready or not, policies have to change, writes the co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network.
Bettina L. Love, January 12, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion How Teachers Can Get America's Story Right
The attack on the U.S. Capitol shows why we need more inclusive schools, writes a teacher advocate.
Scott Goldstein, January 12, 2021
3 min read
Photograph of T.C. Williams High School from King Street Facing North.
Students are involved in renaming T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. The storied school was originally named for a former superintendent who was an avowed segregationist.
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Teaching & Learning With Name Changes, Schools Transform Racial Reckoning Into Real-Life Civics Lessons
Educators and students find educational value in an effort to rename the school made famous by the movie “Remember the Titans.”
Corey Mitchell, December 18, 2020
7 min read
College & Workforce Readiness Documentary A Year Interrupted
When COVID-19 closed schools for millions of students, Education Week documented two seniors as they faced an uncertain future.
Elizabeth Rich & Brooke Saias, December 15, 2020
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Curriculum Letter to the Editor Curriculum as a Lever for Racial Equity
To the Editor:
The special report "Big Ideas for Confronting Racism in Education" (Sept. 23, 2020) highlighted essential ingredients for creating anti-racist schools, including better teacher preparation, expanded anti-bias training, and universal internet access, among others.
November 17, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Training Bias Out of Teachers: Research Shows Little Promise So Far
There's no evidence that anti-bias training on its own stops discrimination, and it may backfire if used as a Band-Aid for racism.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 17, 2020
8 min read
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School & District Management How the Fight for America's Suburbs Started in Public Schools
A heated school board election in the fast-changing Atlanta suburbs pits Black Lives Matter vs. the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream.”
Benjamin Herold, October 26, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Letter to the Editor Critical Race Theory Doesn't Help Kids
To the Editor:
In the October 7 issue, David E. DeMatthews and Terri N. Watson claim that critical race theory "is not propaganda or anti-American" ("No, Critical Race Theory Isn't 'Anti-American'"). They are wrong on both counts.
October 26, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Online Summit Big Ideas: What Does It Mean to Be an Anti-Racist Educator?
Discuss proactive steps that educators and school and district leaders can take to make a difference in the lives of our Black students.
October 22, 2020