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Wanted: Teachers as Diverse as Their Students

Districts try "grow your own" programs to build an educator workforce that mirrors their changing student body. (September 17, 2019)

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Jimmie Barber spoke Spanish at home before arriving at El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe. The 3rd grader now jokes with friends in English and Spanish. That’s because the school's dual-language immersion curriculum teaches math, reading, and other subjects in both languages.
January 5, 2020 – AP
A mostly white Alabama city that tried to form its own school system must pay nearly $850,000 to attorneys representing black people who successfully fought the move, a federal judge ruled.
December 26, 2019 – AP
A student teaching program, unique in the New Orleans public school district, is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at solving two critical, and related, problems.
December 26, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
An internationally known gifted-education center is scouting—and helping to develop—gifted students in after-school programs and pullout classes in one of Maryland’s most challenged school districts.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
With more than 40 million unique visitors a year, GreatSchools.org is a wildly popular source of information on K-12 schools. Though the site has added more factors and nuance to how it rates schools, researchers argue that it’s exacerbating already existing patterns of segregation.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
The Thanksgiving holiday offers K-12 educators and students an opportunity to take a hard look at historical narratives that minimize colonial oppression of Native Americans.
November 22, 2019 – Education Week
The firing of a black staff member for repeating the n-word while telling a black student not to use it underscores how uneasy many districts, schools, and educators are with handling the use of racist language in any context.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
The slur isn't appropriate for school personnel or students of any race to ever use, writes Tyrone C. Howard.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
Arizona is expected to repeal its longstanding ban on bilingual education, following similar moves in California and Massachusetts in recent years.
October 30, 2019 – Education Week
The Seattle school district is planning to infuse all K-12 math classes with ethnic-studies questions that encourage students to explore how math has been “appropriated” by Western culture and used in systems of power and oppression.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week

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