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August 15, 2013

John Thompson: Can Education Trust Be Trusted by Teachers?

The Education Trust, like too many school "reformers," believes that output-drive accountability is the answer to educational inequities.

August 14, 2013

Progress for Native Students Stalled or Backsliding, Report Says

A new Education Trust brief highlights the lack of progress for American Indian and Alaska Native students, even as other major ethnic groups have made steady academic improvements over time.

August 13, 2013

Common Core Tests are Not Good for Children or Other Living Things

People who are disenfranchised and deprived of meaningful opportunities must somehow be convinced that their second-class status is THEIR FAULT.

August 12, 2013

Guilford County Seeks Equity for African-American Males

Guilford County Schools continues to develop its African American Male Initiative, aimed at reducing suspensions and improving literacy among the schools' black male students.

August 04, 2013

Through the Eyes of an Emerging Black Leader

Make sure everyone is heard and those with much to lose are not overlooked if they are silent!

August 02, 2013

Diversity and Multiculturalism: The Independent School Story (Part 2 of 3)

Sexual orientation and gender identity were always present as issues of diversity, as were religion, cultural heritage, and even just plain gender--many of these varieties of "invisible minority" status. From the perspective of "the work," though, most schools tended to focus on race, the mantra being "If you can talk about race, you can talk about anything."

July 31, 2013

STEM Funding in Danger - But Does Anyone Care?

Under proposed budget changes for the 2014 fiscal year, many STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) educational initiatives may no longer exist. Though overall funding for STEM programs is actually slated to rise by $3 billion, or 6 percent, consolidation of STEM education may leave specif...

July 25, 2013

Teachers Still Dodging Silver Bullets of Ed Reform

Teachers themselves are not, unfortunately, going to eliminate poverty, even if we get rid of the "bad" ones supposedly responsible for poor test scores.

July 25, 2013

Can the Internet Help End Censorship?

The Internet is disrupting a pattern of censorship. It allows schools to open the floodgates to widely divergent perspectives and experiences.

July 23, 2013

How Districts Can Seek to Bolster African-American Boys

President Barack Obama has pushed the nation to consider how to support African-American boys; many urban school districts have been trying to address just that issue in recent years.

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