Diversity

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

—Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

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
Desegregation
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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Black students and low-income children are more likely to attend public schools that get shut down for poor performance and most of them will not end up attending better schools, according to new research from Stanford University.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
The American education system is rooted in racial inequity. Critical-thinking teachers can help, writes one assistant principal.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
There are mixed reactions to a report that the Justice Department is recruiting lawyers to investigate and potentially sue colleges and universities over racial preferences.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Though the president’s order to bar transgender military members hasn’t gone through, such pronouncements have ripple effects on students, writes Amira Hasenbush.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Educators may feel apprehensive about addressing white supremacy, but that doesn’t mean they can stay silent, writes professor Tyrone C. Howard.
August 18, 2017 – Education Week
Ten tips for constructively engaging students on divisive political, social, racial, and economic issues, from H. Richard Milner IV.
August 16, 2017 – Education Week
While a vast majority of the nation’s public school teachers are white women, the latest data from the federal staffing survey shows increasing diversity, and big differences between the teaching force at traditional and charter schools.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
It may be a challenging job, but principals must address immigration-related fears of their school community, writes Nancy Gutierrez.
August 11, 2017 – Education Week
As the United States becomes more politically divided and some students face bigotry and hostility, teachers must create inclusive environments in their classrooms, argues educator Precious Crabtree.
August 7, 2017 – Teacher
Many "good" schools are just skating by on their students' privileged backgrounds and family resources, writes Karin Chenoweth.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week

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