The Washington Post published an essay of a California English language arts teacher that caused an uproar after she said Shakespeare's works don't reflect the cultural perspectives her students need to learn.
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July 01, 2015
April 13, 2015
A New York Times analysis looks at the growing disparity between the racial make-up of public school students and that of the teaching profession.
March 25, 2015
What happens when students get an up-close glimpse of the vast resource disparities between different schools?
February 05, 2015
Black History Month gives science and math teachers an opportunity to focus on black STEM leaders who are often overlooked and underrecognized.
January 22, 2015
A group of high-profile scientists spoke with students at the State of STEM event, encouraging young women in particular to pursue STEM careers.
December 12, 2014
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
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
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
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
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.