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January 26, 2015

Emphasis on 'Grit' Is Unfair to Some Students, Critics Say

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.

January 21, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Case Highlights Housing-Education Links

The justices took up a case about lawsuits over racially discriminatory effects in housing, which has implications for education in two distinct ways.

January 21, 2015

D.C. Schools Announce Efforts to Improve Outcomes for Black and Latino Boys

Through the initiative, the school system will spend $20 million over the next three years through mentoring programs, targeted grants, and opening a new all-male college preparatory high school in a high-need area.

January 20, 2015

School Choice, Common Core, Too Much Testing, & Other Thoughts

Meier: I'm against all choice methods that give the school the right to choose rather than the students and families.

January 15, 2015

Wise & Woeful School Choice Plans

Nathan: School choice is a powerful tool that needs to be used carefully. I think you and I agree on this.

January 14, 2015

Teach For America's Education in Diversity

Teach for America has quietly begun to change the way it talks about race and inequity, and it deserves credit.

January 13, 2015

My Love-Hate Relationship With Choice

Meier: Maybe if teachers had time to know each other, their students, and families personally, they'd grow to trust each other as partners.

December 12, 2014

Teachers: Reaching Out to Parents Ain't Rocket Science

The key to mitigating racial biases in the classroom is for teachers to understand their students' culture, and that starts by understanding students' parents, educators say.

December 11, 2014

The Difficult Conversations on Race

Casey: How can schools in a society that aspires to be democratic not take on the injustices of racism?

December 10, 2014

Twitter Chat: Supporting Students of Color in the Classroom

Join Education Week for a discussion of race's role in the classroom, from improving school climate for diverse learners to addressing student culture.

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