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Fugitive slaves fleeing from Maryland to Delaware by way of the “Underground Railroad,” 1850-1851. Some educators say that classroom simulations of the Underground Railroad and other historical events related to slavery, designed to foster empathy, can actually minimize horrific events.
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Do Simulations Have a Place in Lessons on Slavery?

Some teachers simulate slavery in their classrooms to try to foster empathy. But in practice, many educators say, these activities can minimize horrific events, recreate racist power dynamics, and cause emotional hurt to black students. (March 27, 2019)

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Implicit-bias training goes further than asking teachers to understand their students’ backgrounds. It asks teachers to look at themselves.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
The landmark Supreme Court decision that integrated schools 65 years ago had an unintended effect that’s still felt today: Thousands of black teachers and principals lost their jobs.
May 14, 2019 – Education Week
No, many educators don't just "know better" when it comes to acts of racial violence, write Shaun R. Harper and James Bridgeforth.
May 14, 2019 – Education Week
Chicago’s approach to admissions for selective high schools could be a model for New York City, where black and Latino students comprise a tiny share of students who are selected for its most sought-after high schools.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Over two years, 27 communities have split from their home districts, and the new districts are mostly wealthier, whiter, and more property-rich than the ones left behind.
April 26, 2019 – Education Week
Science, technology, engineering, and math diplomas open a lot of doors, writes Emilio Pack. But are they open to everyone?
April 23, 2019 – Education Week
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What the NCTQ Report Misses
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
Some teachers simulate slavery in their classrooms to try to foster empathy. But in practice, many educators say, these activities can minimize horrific events, recreate racist power dynamics, and cause emotional hurt to black students.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
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

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