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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 10, 2014

Leading Public Education Organizations Lack Diversity at Top, Report Finds

The findings show that while 98 percent of the participating organizations support diversity, only 33 percent describe it as a core value and even fewer have a clear definition of what it means.

December 09, 2014

Four Ways to Include Religiously Unaffiliated Students in Discussions About Religion

When developing learning environments that foster respect for religious diversity, it's important to address the experiences of religiously unaffiliated students.

December 08, 2014

Changes Coming to Connecticut's School Desegregation Settlement

With the suburbs around Hartford growing increasingly segregated, school officials are struggling to ensure that more students are attending school in a racially integrated setting.

December 07, 2014

Police, Racism, and Violence: What It Means for Us

The vigilant self-knowing that is being demanded from police is also one demanded of us.

December 05, 2014

Campaign Aims to Draw Children to Reading With Diverse Books

The "We Need Diverse Books" campaign is encouraging greater representation for minority populations in children's literature and offering resources to help teachers find diverse books.

November 20, 2014

Study Says That Texting Reading Tips to Parents Improves Students' Literacy Skills

Preschoolers whose parents received text messages offering reading tips showed literacy gains, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month.

November 14, 2014

Study: Teacher Support, Inclusive Curricula Important for LGBT Students

A recent study identifies the problems facing LGBT students and presents steps that teachers can take to make the school environment more welcoming.

November 13, 2014

Should Districts Scrub Names of Religious Holidays From School Calendars?

The Montgomery County, Md., school district scrapped references to religious holidays from its school calendar after repeated requests to close schools on Muslim holidays.

November 09, 2014

Physical Education Can Promote Global Competence

Recent advances to the studies of neuroscience have shown that the brain functions better through the use of exercise and play. Therefore, physical education is a great way to introduce global learning concepts by using movement and games.

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