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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.

December 09, 2014

Can Schools Act as a Force Against Racism?

Meier: What are the lessons in equality that young people absorb through the structuring of schools, and how do they match the "civics" lessons they may be receiving formally?

December 04, 2014

Our Children and Race

Casey: I can't look at the pictures of Michael Brown and Tamir Rice without seeing reflections of the faces of my own children and my own students.

December 02, 2014

A System Entirely Composed of Charters?

Andy Smarick believes that kids would be better off with a system entirely composed of charters. I disagree.

November 12, 2014

After Criticism, White House Announces Efforts for Girls of Color

Amid criticism that its "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is too narrowly focused on minority boys, the White House released a report summarizing previous efforts aimed at girls and announced a working group to address issues faced by women and girls of color.

October 08, 2014

LGBT and Gender-Nonconforming Youth Target of Unfair Discipline, Groups Say

Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.

September 30, 2014

Communities Sign On to 'My Brother's Keeper' Efforts

About 100 cities, counties, and tribal communities have said they are going to take the Obama administration up on its new "My Brother's Keeper" initiative community challenge.

September 24, 2014

Black Women More Interested In STEM Majors Than White Women, Study Shows

A new study found that black women and men are less likely to think of STEM fields as more masculine, and black women are more interested in pursuing STEM majors.

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