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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)

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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.

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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.

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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
Julian Prince, a key player in the desegregation of Mississippi schools, has told his story in a book, "Balancing the Scales: A Turbulent Age of Mississippi History During School Integration."
December 30, 2018 – AP
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
The Education Department's office for civil rights will investigate whether a Georgia elementary school's policy for transgender students contributed to the alleged assault of a girl.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
Researchers are using storytelling to expand how students talk about sexuality and gender, explains Jen Gilbert.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Culturally inclusive curricula can boost engagement and achievement for students of color, writes Suneal Kolluri.
August 29, 2018 – Education Week
White teachers must confront their biases and reevaluate their instructional practices to ensure they're meeting the needs of students of color, writes Justin Minkel.
August 15, 2018 – Teacher

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