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As black-white achievement gaps widen in schools, so, too, do disparities in discipline rates between black and white students, according to a study published Wednesday of 2,000 schools.
October 16, 2019 – Education Week
Suicide attempts that were self-reported by black teens have spiked since 1991, even as their peers in other groups have experienced a downward trend or remained unchanged, according to a new study that raises concerns about mental health outreach for black youths.
October 14, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
The Seattle school district is planning to infuse all K-12 math classes with ethnic-studies questions that encourage students to explore how math has been “appropriated” by Western culture and used in systems of power and oppression.
October 11, 2019 – Education Week
Struggling to read is more than just a classroom problem—and teachers need support, writes Molly Ness.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
A new analysis finds that high-poverty schools are the least effective. But why those schools stifle achievement is harder to figure out.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
Concerns about local school systems can pose recruitment and retention hurdles for the armed services as they seek to meet the needs of military families.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
As superintendents, we must make the system work for all students—however socially, politically, and professionally dangerous it may be, writes Demond A. Means.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Teacher education must help everyone think critically of the world to avoid perpetuating inequity, urges Hui-Ling Malone.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Court-ordered school desegregation has been more successful in the South than in any other region of the country, but researchers have noted a new threat: the growing number of communities that are seceding from larger school districts to form their own.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Eight in 10 special educators are white, but some teacher-preparation programs are working to make the field more diverse.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week

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