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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
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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
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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
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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
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Student Achievement Opinion How to Really Close Opportunity Gaps During Our National Racial Reckoning
"Colorblind" teaching isn’t going to cut it, writes Vanderbilt University’s H. Richard Milner IV.
H. Richard Milner Iv, October 22, 2020
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Education Funding Opinion A Roadmap for Reparations in Education
Breaking the cycle of institutional racism includes a quality education for Black students, writes Khalilah M. Harris. Here’s how that could look.
Khalilah M. Harris, October 15, 2020
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Dawn Brooks-DeCosta is the principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in New York City. The school has a strong social justice mission, rigorous curriculum, and commitment to celebrating Black excellence
Dawn Brooks-DeCosta is the principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in New York City. The school has a strong social justice mission, rigorous curriculum, and commitment to celebrating Black excellence
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School & District Management To Root Out Racism in Schools, Start With Who You Hire
The teachers that principals hire is one of the most powerful levers for turning schools into anti-racist institutions.
Denisa R. Superville, October 13, 2020
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School & District Management Opinion What an Anti-Racist Principal Must Do
An anti-racist principal’s work must rest upon a strong moral foundation, writes Mark Anthony Gooden.
Mark Anthony Gooden, October 13, 2020
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