Students of Color

Tay Andwerson, front center, Denver School Board at-large director, leads demonstrators through Civic Center Park on a march to City Park to call for more oversight of the police Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Denver.
Tay Andwerson, front center, Denver School Board at-large director, leads demonstrators through Civic Center Park on a march to City Park to call for more oversight of the police Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Denver.
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School Climate & Safety Video A Year of Activism: Students Reflect on Their Fight for Racial Justice at School
Education Week talks to three students about their year of racial justice activism, what they learned, and where they are headed next.
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Demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge as they remember George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in New York.
Demonstrators march across the Brooklyn Bridge as they remember George Floyd on the one-year anniversary of his death, Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in New York.
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Equity & Diversity Collection How the Murder of George Floyd Changed K-12 Schooling: A Collection
The Black Lives Matter protests forced schools to re-evaluate how they serve Black students and marginalized communities.
June 4, 2021
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School Climate & Safety Defunded, Removed, and Put in Check: School Police a Year After George Floyd
Education Week has identified 40 school districts that defunded their police after last summer's Black Lives Matter protests.
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College & Workforce Readiness College Enrollment Dip Hits Students of Color the Hardest
The pandemic led to a precipitous decline in enrollment for two-year schools, while four-year colleges and universities held steady.
Sarah D. Sparks, June 3, 2021
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Student Well-Being Online Summit Student Mental Health
Attend this summit to learn what the data tells us about student mental health, what schools can do, and best practices to support students.
April 28, 2021
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Special Education What the Research Says Gifted Education Comes Up Short for Low-Income and Black Students
Wildly disparate gifted education programs can give a minor boost in reading, but the benefits mainly accrue to wealthy and white students.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 23, 2021
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New research suggests such surveillance systems may increase discipline disparities.
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School Climate & Safety What the Research Says 'High-Surveillance' Schools Lead to More Suspensions, Lower Achievement
Cameras, drug sweeps, and other surveillance increase exclusionary discipline, regardless of actual student misbehavior, new research finds.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 21, 2021
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An illustration of a student sitting on the floor of a room.
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Student Well-Being Q&A Q&A: Meeting the Needs of Students of Color in a Time of Collective Trauma
An expert in culturally responsive school psychology urges a wider lens in connecting with students of color in coping with pandemic trauma.
Evie Blad, March 31, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Why More Teachers Need to See the Beauty and Brilliance in Black Girls
Black girls are often accused of being loud or having an attitude. We need teachers to change that harmful perspective, because it matters.
Bola Delano-Oriaran, March 28, 2021
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The crowd at Hing Hay Park responds to speakers calls to "fight hate"and against the attacks, physical and verbal on Asian Americans during a rally to speak out against anti-Asian hate and violence on March 13, 2021 in Seattle.
A crowd at Hing Hay Park in Seattle protests physical and verbal attacks against Asian Americans during a rally earlier this month.
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Equity & Diversity Anti-Asian Violence: What Schools Should Start Doing About It
Asian-Americans are often erased from the curriculum and even from schools' social justice work. Five educators discuss how to change that.
9 min read
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Equity & Diversity Opinion We Ignore the Pain of Black Children
We need to stop criminalizing Black children. And that starts with how we view school safety, writes pediatrician Rebekah Fenton.
Rebekah Fenton , March 23, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Whose Vision Will Guide Racial Equity in Schools?
White allies aren't the experts when it comes to determining how children of color should be educated, writes Sonya Douglass Horsford.
Sonya Douglass Horsford, March 17, 2021
5 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion Assumptions Teachers Often Make About Black Students and What to Do About Them
Skin color doesn’t tell you everything about someone’s background. Here’s how to look beyond race.
Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi , March 10, 2021
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