Diversity

The latest news about diversity in schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

—Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

Latino Male Teachers: Building the Pipeline

Angel Magana faces many hurdles in his quest to become a teacher. Luckily, he has a small army of supporters to help him and other young Latinos. (January 23, 2018)

Issue Backgrounder

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English-Language Learners
Desegregation
Achievement Gap

Learning the Language Blog

06/27 10:31 am | 29% of Children in Public Pre-K Are English-Learners. Are Schools Meeting Their Needs? | While most state-run programs do have policies in place to support young ELLs, the guidelines vary widely in quantity and quality, a new National Institute for Early Education ...

Spotlight on Closing the Achievement Gap

In this Spotlight, see how positive school climates are narrowing gaps between low-income students and their peers, learn how schools are enrolling English-language learners in gifted classes, and read about the need for a more diverse teaching force.

The Intersection: Culture and Race in Schools

07/18 08:09 am | Hold Your Tension: Gender, Sexuality, and Comedy in the #NanetteSyllabus | 'Nanette' powerfully weaves humor, art history (!), comedy theory, gender, sexuality, and the power of storytelling together. How do we use it in the classroom?

VIDEOS

Special Reports

Hidden Inequities
This reporting series highlights some of the unseen disparities that contribute to achievement gaps among students across the nation.

Teaching America’s English-Language Learners
Articles in this special report explore the efforts states and school districts are making to effectively teach English-language learners.

Raising Kings: A Year of Love and Struggle at Ron Brown College Prep (Audio Series)
The three-part audio series Raising Kings profiles a high school for young men of color in Washington, D.C., where educators devote as much time to meeting the social-emotional needs of their students as they do their academic needs.

Webinars

How Can Your District Spot—and Support—Diverse Gifted Students?
Identifying and serving advanced ELLs can not only help districts respond to new federal reporting requirements, but build a stronger gifted program too.

Building Bridges to Success for English-Language Learners
Join us for a conversation with researchers and educators to explore how to build bridges, not barriers, to success for English-learners.

Beyond Bias: Countering Stereotypes in School
This reporting series examines efforts to recognize and overcome discrimination in schools.

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A comparison of states' preschool enrollment and test scores, and a deeper look at Tennessee's pre-K program bolster arguments that prekindergarten is not the primary solution to closing the achievement gap.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
The guidance emphasized permissible ways for schools and colleges to take race into account to promote student diversity, a subject the U.S. Supreme Court has had much to say about.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
A former leader of a white supremacist group partners with a man whose father was killed in a racially motivated shooting at a Sikh temple to teach students to bridge their differences and learn to forgive.
July 10, 2018 – Education Week
Are nonurban districts doing enough to attract new teachers of color? The superintendent for human resources from one suburban district weighs in.
June 26, 2018 – Education Week
But will reductions in course-failure rates be enough to sustain the controversial San Francisco program?
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Whether it is discomfort or ignorance or a combination of both, many teachers don’t demand enough of their students of color, writes educator Jamilah Pitts.
May 23, 2018 – Teacher
The latest civil rights data report finds students of color and those with disabilities are disciplined out of proportion to their numbers in school, and fall short on key educational opportunities.
April 24, 2018 – Education Week
At the heart of the debate is why black students are disciplined at higher rates and the role of federal officials in addressing disparities.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Public schools need to prioritize social-emotional support and personalized learning for all students, writes educator Jessica Cuthbertson.
March 14, 2018 – Teacher
The lessons many students get on the topic are fragmentary, sentimentalized, or sanitized, argues a 15-state report by a civil rights advocacy group.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week

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