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An internationally known gifted-education center is scouting—and helping to develop—gifted students in after-school programs and pullout classes in one of Maryland’s most challenged school districts. (December 12, 2019)

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A heated school board election in the fast-changing Atlanta suburbs pits Black Lives Matter vs. the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream.”
October 28, 2020 – Education Week
"Colorblind" teaching isn’t going to cut it, writes Vanderbilt University’s H. Richard Milner IV.
October 28, 2020 – Education Week
President Trump and the U.S. Department of Education are wrong to target the valuable toolkit, argue David E. DeMatthews and Terri N. Watson.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week
How do I discuss race in my mostly white school? How do I rethink our social-media policy? Sharif El-Mekki has answers.
October 5, 2020 – Education Week
Teachers worth their salt know that it's not indoctrination to teach our students to understand hard truths, write five Teachers of the Year.
October 7, 2020 – Education Week
A new nationally representative survey of teachers, principals, and district leaders offers key takeaways.
September 25, 2020 – Education Week
My knowledge of African American history did not come from school, writes Keziah Ridgeway. Why was that?
September 23, 2020 – Education Week
Get an overview of this fall’s Big Ideas special report, which is dedicated to addressing anti-Black systemic racism in schools.
September 23, 2020 – Education Week
Veteran reporter Debra Viadero invites researchers to scrutinize her decades of reporting for racial bias.
September 23, 2020 – Education Week
Schools are not preparing students to enter an increasingly diverse world, writes high school senior Zoë Jenkins.
September 23, 2020 – Education Week

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