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October 18, 2016

Hundreds of Seattle Teachers Will Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts This Week

Hundreds of educators in the Seattle school district will wear shirts in support of the Black Lives Matter movement after a district elementary school received threats about a similar event last month.

October 14, 2016

U.S. Deputy Education Secretary: 'Have Faith in Your Students' Ability to Succeed'

Deputy Secretary of Education, James Cole, Jr., gave a speech to teachers about the importance of culturally responsive teaching and setting high expectations for all students, regardless of race.

October 06, 2016

Students of All Races Prefer Teachers of Color, Study Finds

A new study found that adolescent students in urban school district have more favorable perceptions of teachers of color.

September 07, 2016

What Is 'Culturally Competent' Teaching? (Videos)

Footage from an Education Week video project explores the topic of bridging the cultural divides that often exists between teachers and students.

August 18, 2016

Teacher Diversity Gap Not Easily Closed, Report Warns

A new report by Brookings Institution found that if college graduation rates do not become more equitable and more graduates of color do not consider the teaching profession, it will be more than 50 years before the teacher diversity gap closes.

August 05, 2016

Study: Class Getting-to-Know-You Exercise Can Help Close Achievement Gaps

A new study found that when teachers know what they have in common with their black and Latino students, they are more likely to have a positive relationship with them.

May 27, 2016

Harvard Ed. School Grad's Viral Poem Implores Teachers to 'Lift Your Voices'

A poem performed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation ceremonies is attracting attention for the speaker's honest and powerful critiques of race and education.

May 18, 2016

Teachers of Color Pay an 'Invisible Tax' That Leads to Burnout, Ed. Sec. Writes

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. wrote for the Washington Post that teachers of color are more prone to burnout because of the "invisible tax" imposed on them in schools.

May 10, 2016

Study: Teacher-Prep Programs Need to Deepen Educators' Racial Awareness

A new paper published in Current Issues in Education surveyed white pre-service teachers to see how their color-blindness and racial identity changed after a semester of teaching in diverse classrooms.

May 06, 2016

U.S. Ed. Dept. Report Finds Decreasing Diversity Across Teacher Pipeline

A new report by the Department of Education sheds some light on the challenges of teacher recruitment and retention.

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