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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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The academic success of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia has almost entirely bypassed Black and Hispanic students.
September 10, 2020 – AP
Young people are experts in their own lives, writes Nicole Williams Beechum. Start treating them that way.
September 9, 2020 – Education Week
School leaders, do you need help with remote staff meetings? Culturally responsive classrooms? We've got answers.
September 2, 2020 – Education Week
There's nothing wrong with Black districts, teachers, students, and parents that ending racism can’t solve, writes Andre Perry.
September 2, 2020 – Education Week
Labeling whiteness as "weak" does not reflect the racial terror people of color feel, writes Bettina L. Love.
August 26, 2020 – Education Week
How do you tell the truth about Black progress in a nation plagued by "alternative facts"? Robert S. Harvey offers a framework.
August 17, 2020 – Education Week
As we work to address the centuries of injustice in education, families need short-term solutions as well, writes Michael J. Feuer.
August 11, 2020 – Education Week
When teachers demonstrate that they support their Black students, all students benefit, writes former teacher Jaleel R. Howard.
July 27, 2020 – Education Week
As the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 30, let’s now get busy expanding its promise of equal education to all students, writes Laura Schifter.
July 27, 2020 – Education Week
It’s tiring to be asked to lead conversations about race and racism, teachers of color say. But at the same time, many feel a sense of responsibility to take charge of this work.
July 22, 2020 – Education Week

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