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Wanted: Teachers as Diverse as Their Students

Districts try "grow your own" programs to build an educator workforce that mirrors their changing student body. (September 17, 2019)

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02/18 03:20 pm | The Nation's English-Learner Population Has Surged: 3 Things to Know | The number of English-learner students in U.S. schools has increased 28 percent since 2000; 43 of 50 states have experienced an uptick in enrollment, federal data indicate.

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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
And it's not just Asian communities hurt by the laziness of our data systems, warns educator and organizer Godfrey Santos Plata.
July 24, 2019 – Education Week
After years of working for white principals and feeling sidelined and misunderstood, teacher Gemayel Hazard sought out a principal of color. Now, both his and his students’ needs are being fully addressed, he writes.
July 23, 2019 – Teacher
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
An exchange between two of the top-tier candidates for president highlighted how segregation in education could prove to be a potent issue in the Democratic Party's 2020 primary.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
The issue has been followed by education groups who feared the question would harm response rates and affect the allocation of federal school aid.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Municipal leaders in both Chicago and New York are seeking arrangements that are less reliant on assigning local police officers to work in schools.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
The Minneapolis district—with large achievement gaps between white and black students—is enlisting parents from communities of color to help it gather broader and better feedback on how to improve.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week

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