Students of Color
Families & the Community Some Students Are Less Likely to Have Absences Excused. Why That Matters for Schools
Schools' punitive responses to unexcused absences can be counterproductive, a new analysis suggests.
Mathematics San Francisco Insisted on Algebra in 9th Grade. Did It Improve Equity?
The policy change improved access to some courses. But racial inequities at the most advanced levels of math remain largely unchanged.
English-Language Learners A Dual Immersion Program That’s Unique—and Seeing Academic Returns
After launching in 2018, the program in Fresno, Calif., is already showing social-emotional and academic benefits.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says National Panel: Kids Who Lost a Caregiver to COVID Need More Support
More than 265,000 children lost a parent or caregiver in the pandemic, the National Academies finds.
Equity & Diversity Opinion 11 Ways Teachers Can Eliminate Discipline Disparities
Many educators still tiptoe around social-justice inequities. They don't need to.
Equity & Diversity Opinion How to Get Rid of Discipline Disparities for Students of Color
Restorative justice and social-emotional learning are two good places to start.
Equity & Diversity Opinion To End Discipline Disparities Affecting Students of Color, Challenge the Status Quo
Teachers and leaders can take specific steps to create humanizing rather than punitive environments.
Student Well-Being Every Student Needs a Mentor. How Schools Can Make That Happen
School-based mentors can be critical for students' success. Yet not every student who needs a mentor has one.
School Climate & Safety The Nation's Largest District Saw an Increase in Policing at Schools Last Year
In the nation's largest school district, police last year arrested, detained, and walked students out more than before the pandemic.
Equity & Diversity Opinion America Must Confront the Black History It Teaches
How can a Black student make sense of racism as historical artifact when it remains ever present, asks Bettina L. Love.
Equity & Diversity This Principal Uses Her Experience as the Child of Farmworkers to Support Students
Raquel Martinez, a middle school principal in Washington state, ensures parents and students know their culture and language are valued.
Social Studies Opinion Black History Belongs in Early Elementary School
Here’s how to integrate Black history into the early elementary school curriculum—and why you should.
English-Language Learners Project Once Resistant, An Alabama Town Now Sees Its English Learners as Its Future
What happened when a school district changed its culture and invested in young English learner supports?
English-Language Learners Video Witnessing Change in a 'Little Town for Latinos’: An English Learner’s Journey
Born in Russellville, Ala., to immigrant parents from El Salvador, Brian Santos reflects on his journey as an EL student.