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Fugitive slaves fleeing from Maryland to Delaware by way of the “Underground Railroad,” 1850-1851. Some educators say that classroom simulations of the Underground Railroad and other historical events related to slavery, designed to foster empathy, can actually minimize horrific events.
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Do Simulations Have a Place in Lessons on Slavery?

Some teachers simulate slavery in their classrooms to try to foster empathy. But in practice, many educators say, these activities can minimize horrific events, recreate racist power dynamics, and cause emotional hurt to black students. (March 27, 2019)

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Hidden Inequities
This reporting series highlights some of the unseen disparities that contribute to achievement gaps among students across the nation.

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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.

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Join us for a conversation with researchers and educators to explore how to build bridges, not barriers, to success for English-learners.

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On the cusp of Donald Trump's inauguration, Frederick M. Hess warns that policymakers could sideline education scholarship because of its left-leaning bias.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
School administrators and teachers must create equal opportunities for minority and low-income students in gifted education, writes Harold O. Levy.
January 4, 2017 – Education Week
Education Week checks back with Ayat Husseini, a student whose parents were reluctant to let her leave home to attend her first-choice college.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates worry that the incoming Trump administration could scale back federal civil rights enforcement in education after nearly eight years of high-profile attention to the subject.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Young black teenagers embrace computers as integral to their futures, but they need more opportunities to learn to code and innovate with technology, according to a national survey.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Official school tours don't start at the national museum until 2017, but classes are already flocking to the museum and tapping its resources.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Rising test scores and shrinking achievement gaps are among the bright spots in the latest science results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Academic and emotional supports are needed to help gifted students from low-income families thrive at public residential schools.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Nearly 20 years after voting to restrict bilingual education in a state with more than 1 million schoolchildren who don't speak English as their first language, California voters appear poised to reverse that ban.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week

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