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

Carvon Johnson and Robyn Johnson with daughter Jayla, standing, a recent graduate of Council Rock High School in Newtown, Pa., and daughter Janai, who graduated from the school in 2013. Both sisters said they were the targets of threats and racist speech because they are African-American.
—Daryl Peveto for Education Week

Swastikas. The N-word. 'Go Back to Mexico.' What Hate Looks Like in Schools

Data on hate-related incidents in schools are skimpy, but when slurs are scrawled on bathroom stalls and threatening notes are put in backpacks, it’s clear that hate and intolerance are being boldly expressed in some schools. (August 6, 2018)

Issue Backgrounder

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Learning the Language Blog

03/19 02:15 pm | Bilingual Teachers Are in Short Supply. How Can Schools Cultivate Their Own? | A Washington-based think tank has released a guide to help school districts and states identify, develop, and hire bilingual educators in their own communities.

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.

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.

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Public schools in Charlottesville, Va., remain closed for a second day as authorities investigate a racist threat that was posted online.
March 22, 2019 – AP
A federal judge told the Trump administration it can't delay a policy aimed at drawing closer attention to minority over-representation in special education. Here are seven key things to know.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
It isn't enough to "love all students," writes the University of Georgia's Bettina L. Love.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Should colleges prioritize racial or class diversity? It isn't actually an either/or choice, writes education professor Julie J. Park.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Robin DiAngelo, the white author who coined the term “white fragility,” explains the sensitivity that prevents productive conversations about race.
January 24, 2019 – Education Week
A growing movement to shed Confederate names on public schools has drawn attention in recent years. But public schools named in honor of segregationists haven't drawn the same level of scrutiny.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
A Virginia study documents an increase in race-related bullying in middle schools in communities that voted for President Donald Trump, and a drop in those that favored Hilary Clinton.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Drawing on his personal experience growing up in an Air Force family, Daarel Burnette II highlights emerging research on military-connected students.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
Racial and economic segregation remains deeply entrenched in American schools. Denisa R. Superville considers the six steps one district is taking to change that.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
When teachers ask, for example, an Indian American student to speak as a representative for all Indian Americans, they're engaging in a kind of microaggression, writes a former teacher and researcher.
October 16, 2018 – Teacher

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