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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 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 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.

October 29, 2014

In Classrooms, Halloween Costumes Can Raise Sensitive Issues

Halloween can be a fun holiday, but some costumes can be offensive. Fortunately, there are some ways teachers can encourage students to make smart costume choices.

October 10, 2014

District Trains Teachers in Using Inclusive Approach to Gender

After facing backlash from parents and the media, the public school district in Lincoln, Neb. is refusing to back down from programs designed to encourage the use of gender-inclusive language.

May 06, 2014

Policymakers Must Act to Diversify Teaching, Report Says

Across all routes into teaching, policymakers need to improve recruitment efforts of minorities, a new study says.

January 02, 2014

Educator's Resolution: Enough With the 'Feel-Good' Teacher Movies

Joshua John Macklin, a New York City middle school reading teacher, says it would be beneficial to those working for real improvement in schools if Americans made a collective New Year's resolution to desist from relying on feel-good teacher movies for their information about struggling schools

December 18, 2013

Chicago Schools to Teach African-American History in Core Courses

More than two decades after Illinois enacted a law that requires public schools to teach African-American studies, the 404,000-student Chicago school district announced a new curriculum guide for incorporating the subject into core classes.

December 11, 2013

Noguera: Educators Must be 'Guardians of Equity'

At a conference keynote, education advocate Pedro Noguera said that inequity is deeply ingrained in the U.S. education system because, in American society, the pursuit of excellence is often seen as being "at odds with equity."

October 24, 2013

Group Asks Congress to 'Mix It Up at Lunch,' Too

On Oct. 29, some 6,000 schools will reportedly be participating in the 12th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day, an initiative that encourages students to break out of their habitual social patterns and sit with someone new at lunch time. This year, the group behind the idea is asking Congress to participate as well.

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