Diversity

The latest news about diversity in schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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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)

Issue Backgrounder

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English-Language Learners
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Achievement Gap

Learning the Language Blog

06/04 09:32 am | Using Data to Decode English-Learner Education | The Migration Policy Institute published the first in a series of reports that aim to educate parents, policymakers, and the public about how to find and use data to examine ...

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

06/17 10:29 am | Heartbreaking Conversations With Students: Student Voice and Value | Schools are our students: living, breathing, growing, hurting and hoping all at once

VIDEOS

Special Reports

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.

Webinars

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 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
A new network is working to make minority-serving institutions a major player in efforts to diversify the profession.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A pair of Massachusetts educators are chipping away at the nearly total absence of context for LGBT individuals in the K-12 curriculum.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
California broke ground by requiring schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT people, but it’s been slow-going ever since.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's ban on ethnic studies courses was motivated by racial discrimination.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
But the public also wants schools to provide more career and health supports—even if it means less academics, a poll finds.
August 28, 2017 – Education Week

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