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

05/25 02:45 pm | Congress Pushes Back Against DeVos Plan to Dissolve Federal English-Learner Office | Despite their concerns, the U.S. Department of Education seems ready to forge ahead with plans to scrap the office of English-language acquisition.

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

05/25 05:23 am | When the Stories Feel Too Hard To Teach | What happens when we as teachers are triggered by the texts we are teeaching? What happens when the stories feel too hard to teach?

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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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
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

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