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Mining for Gifted Students in Untapped Places

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 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.

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The district’s chief of accountability, research, and equity talks about racism, racial equity, and the district’s search for a new student-safety strategy.
June 17, 2020 – Education Week
Educators, do not proceed with business as usual, writes Tyrone C. Howard. Here are four steps for combating anti-Black racism.
June 10, 2020 – Education Week
“I am sorry that you did not get the protection you deserved,” writes Lebon “Trey” D. James III in a letter to his 18-year-old self.
June 10, 2020 – Education Week
When making formal statements, school and district leaders should call out racist patterns and commit to dismantling White supremacy, advise Dorinda J. Carter Andrews and Shaun R. Harper.
June 2, 2020 – Education Week
Injustice in our education system was normalized long before the pandemic, writes Bettina L. Love. Now is the time to radically dream for a better future.
April 30, 2020 – Education Week
Many educators see social-emotional learning as best suited for early grades, but a Dallas high school is going against the grain to make teaching SEL skills a priority.
April 8, 2020 – Education Week
A growing number of schools are re-evaluating their policies on religious holidays in response to the changing demographics of their students.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
The evidence that culturally responsive teaching can fix the nation's schools for children of color is promising, but woefully incomplete, writes Heather C. Hill.
March 18, 2020 – Education Week
Fed up with their district’s unmet pledges to stop steering African American students into low-level classes, parents take action.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
By automatically enrolling all students in high-level courses, schools in Washington state are working to erase a long entrenched form of inequity.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week

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