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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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Districts try "grow your own" programs to build an educator workforce that mirrors their changing student body.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
In this Q&A, education researcher Lisa Delpit discusses a new book of essays by teachers, principals, and other educators on how to teach in a fraught political climate.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Colin Turner thought he understood the dynamics of race and privilege. Until one of his students called him out for some insensitive comments he'd made in class.
September 17, 2019 – Teacher
Teacher education must help everyone think critically of the world to avoid perpetuating inequity, urges Hui-Ling Malone.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Court-ordered school desegregation has been more successful in the South than in any other region of the country, but researchers have noted a new threat: the growing number of communities that are seceding from larger school districts to form their own.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Eight in 10 special educators are white, but some teacher-preparation programs are working to make the field more diverse.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
As a Latina educator and parent, Victoria Onodera wishes she’d gotten a welcome-back letter from school leaders that acknowledged families' fears in this political climate. So she wrote one.
August 26, 2019 – Teacher
In the wake of anti-immigrant violence, we must help make sure that all students feel welcomed, writes Susana Cordova.
August 20, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers have been encouraged to bring more primary sources into the classroom, but doing so presents a challenge when the voices of Native Americans and other historically marginalized groups are so often missing from these documents.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
Few districts have done as much as Wake County, N.C., to keep schools racially and socioeconomically diverse, but’s it’s a battle the school board says it has been losing. Can it reverse the trend?
August 21, 2019 – Education Week

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