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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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Studies Weekly's lessons had hundreds of examples of errors and racial bias, including activities calling indigenous people "troublemakers" and asking students to take the perspectives of slaveholders.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Instead of fixating on the word gap and other false language-skills dilemmas, focus on what's really hurting students, writes Olivia Obeso.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
As schools add more books with main characters of color to their shelves, some teachers are going a step further and examining whether those narratives can reinforce biases.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Three new studies show that a web of factors appear to influence how often black and Hispanic children are identified for special education compared to similar white peers.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Charter schools must be held accountable by authorizers and school districts for how they discipline their students, write two researchers.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
The great sorting of the most talented young people into haves and have-nots starts early and continues into young adulthood, writes Anthony P. Carnevale.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Racist thinking and practices are deeply rooted in many schools, writes Tyrone C. Howard. These five approaches can create a less hostile environment.
May 30, 2019 – Education Week
How many "isolated" incidents of racism in schools will it take before we admit that they aren't isolated? asks Bettina L. Love.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Implicit-bias training goes further than asking teachers to understand their students’ backgrounds. It asks teachers to look at themselves.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
The landmark Supreme Court decision that integrated schools 65 years ago had an unintended effect that’s still felt today: Thousands of black teachers and principals lost their jobs.
May 14, 2019 – Education Week

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