Diversity

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

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Inside One School's Approach to Educating Young Black Men

The three-part audio series Raising Kings profiled 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. Here’s a deeper dive into some of the issues raised by the series. (November 7, 2017)

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02/07 07:16 pm | Nancy Pelosi Holds Court on House Floor for 8-Hour Defense of 'Dreamers' | The House Minority Leader delivered a marathon speech in defense of the nearly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants whose temporary protections under DACA were rescinded by ...

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

02/14 03:46 pm | A Teacher's Response to Parkland: 'I Don't Know How to Protect You Anymore' | How can I tell my students that while I'd move mountains for them, I know my body is just as feeble against bullets as theirs?

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.

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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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
The state is under intense scrutiny about how it plans to hold schools accountable for historically disadvantaged groups of students under the new federal law.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Exposing students to new language and culture is a worthwhile effort that expands their worldview, writes principal Jack Davern.
January 31, 2018 – Teacher
What is holding American schools back? Here are some urgent concerns the education world needs to address, writes Matthew Lynch.
January 29, 2018 – Education Week
When teachers create flexible learning environments, they support all different types of learners, Kyle Redford writes.
January 24, 2018 – Teacher
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 24, 2018 – Education Week
With debates on DACA, the program that protects some undocumented immigrants, in full swing, educators weigh in on how lawmakers should move forward in the coming weeks.
February 7, 2018 – Teacher
Teacher-prep programs and education schools should take a page from minority-serving institutions. BranchEd founder Cassandra Herring explains why.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
This collection of charts, graphs, maps, and visualizations conveys some big takeaways about U.S. schools, students, and teachers in 2017.
December 20, 2017 – Education Week
The Trump administration's picks to head up two key positions in the Department of Education face tough questions from Democrats on Capitol Hill.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week

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