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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)

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03/12 04:50 pm | Immigrants Students Are 'Being Rocked in Really Profound Ways' | Even with the support of schools, the pressure the students face is daunting, educators and experts say.

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

03/20 10:45 am | Fighting for Mirrors: Supporting Diverse Stories in Classrooms | I still remember the first time I read a piece of writing that felt like it truly understood me. I was a junior in high school.


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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.


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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The Trump administration's picks to head up two key positions in the Department of Education face tough questions from Democrats on Capitol Hill.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
As a South Asian American student, Punita Chhabra Rice spent over a decade mispronouncing her own name to make it easier for teachers to say. Now that she’s an educator, Rice shares eight pronunciation tips for teachers of students from diverse backgrounds on how to get names right the first time.
November 15, 2017 – Teacher
The three-part audio series Raising Kings profiled 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. Here’s a deeper dive into some of the issues raised by the series.
November 7, 2017 – Education Week
How school leaders should embrace conversations about race and other insights from bestselling author Beverly Daniel Tatum.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
Seeing peers with similar backgrounds succeed helps ELLs stay connected and motivated, educators and researchers say.
October 18, 2017 – Education Week
The voices of school resource officers and black girls belong in the conversation about student discipline, write Monique W. Morris and Rebecca Epstein.
October 16, 2017 – Education Week
A spat over first lady Melania Trump’s donation of Dr. Seuss books to schools points up the existence of culturally insensitive images in many well-loved children’s classics.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
Mississippi’s outdated textbooks teach an abbreviated version of civil rights, undermining the state’s new ‘innovative’ standards.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
Educators and experts debated strategies to attract the best and brightest into teaching while also creating a more demographically diverse teaching corps at a conference in Washington last month.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
The declining socioeconomic diversity in private schools challenges the goals of American education, write Richard J. Murnane and Sean F. Reardon.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week

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