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

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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Identifying and serving advanced ELLs can not only help districts respond to new federal reporting requirements, but build a stronger gifted program too.

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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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A new network is working to make minority-serving institutions a major player in efforts to diversify the profession.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A pair of Massachusetts educators are chipping away at the nearly total absence of context for LGBT individuals in the K-12 curriculum.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
California broke ground by requiring schools to teach about the contributions of LGBT people, but it’s been slow-going ever since.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
A federal judge has ruled that Arizona's ban on ethnic studies courses was motivated by racial discrimination.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
But the public also wants schools to provide more career and health supports—even if it means less academics, a poll finds.
August 28, 2017 – Education Week
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

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