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Equity & Diversity Could School Resegregation Drive White Students to Become Democrats as Adults?
A researcher tracked the political affiliation of adults who graduated from high schools where court-ordered desegregation was lifted.
Andrew Ujifusa, June 4, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Future Teachers Mistake Black Students as 'Angry' More Than White Students, Study Shows
Prospective teachers, most of whom are white, are more likely to identify Black children as angry, even when they're not. They don't make the same mistakes for white children.
Madeline Will, July 8, 2020
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Equity & Diversity White Parents Say They Value Integrated Schools. Their Actions Speak Differently
A pair of new studies find that, when given a choice, white parents tend to send their children to schools that are predominantly white.
Christina A. Samuels, February 5, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness What the Research Says High School Completions on Par for Black, White Students
For the first time in 40 years, the percentage of black 18- to 24-year-olds with a high school credential was nearly the same as that of their white peers, data from the National Center for Education Statistics show, but racial gaps remain for earning an on-time diploma.
Megan Ruge, January 21, 2020
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Equity & Diversity Segregation of Latino Students From White Peers Increased Over a Generation, Study Finds
Latino students are less likely today to attend schools with white students, according to new research, but low-income students are increasingly likely to attend school with middle-income peers.
Christina A. Samuels, July 30, 2019
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Education Teacher Who Said Student Beat Him Up for Being White Loses in Appeals Court
John Ekblad, a high school teacher in Minnesota, had sued his school district and later claimed that discipline guidance under President Barack Obama left teachers vulnerable to unsafe conditions.
Daarel Burnette II, August 10, 2018
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Education Opinion The Importance of 'White Students Having Black Teachers': Gloria Ladson-Billings on Education
Gloria Ladson-Billings' responds to the question: What impact can having more teachers of color have on our schools & what needs to be done to make it happen?
Larry Ferlazzo, February 20, 2018
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Equity & Diversity Opinion The White Journey to Racial Awareness: A Stage Theory
In this blog, Jal Mehta reflects on stages of white understandings of race, with implications for education.
Jal Mehta, July 27, 2017
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School & District Management Principal Apologizes for Saying White Students Should Be in the Same Class
The principal from Florida's Pinellas County district has apologized for suggesting a small number of white students in a predominately black school be placed in class together.
Denisa R. Superville, April 24, 2017
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Education Opinion To the Educators Who Will Teach My Colleague's White Son
White boys need you to be honest about their history. We cannot fully embrace the contributions of white people without representing the hard truths. Teachers, do not shy away from any of it. As you teach about the strength and resourcefulness of our founding fathers, include the horrors of the exploitation and destruction of other cultures and civilizations...
April 5, 2017
5 min read
Equity & Diversity Do Charter Schools Enroll More White Students? Depends on the State
The types of students that enroll in charter schools varies greatly from state-to-state, according to an analysis by the American Enterprise Institute.
Arianna Prothero, October 27, 2016
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Special Education Students With '504 Plans' More Likely to Be White, Enrolled in Non-Title I Schools
About 1 percent of all students nationwide receive accommodations under Section 504, which requires schools to make accommodations for disabilities such as mobility impairments, epilepsy or cerebral palsy.
Christina A. Samuels, August 20, 2014
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College & Workforce Readiness Latino College Enrollment Outpacing Whites, Report Finds
A record number of Hispanic high school graduates in 2012 went on to pursue higher education, outstripping enrollment of white graduates.
Lesli A. Maxwell, May 9, 2013
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College & Workforce Readiness Latino Applicants to California State University Outnumber Whites
For first time ever, the Latino applicant pool for CSU is bigger than any other racial or ethnic group in the state.
Lesli A. Maxwell, December 6, 2011
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