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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.

February 05, 2016

Author Alice Walker Joins Facebook to Talk Black History Month

A couple of the more interesting Black History Month resources created this year aren't explicitly packaged for classroom use, but contain a lot of potential lesson ideas.

January 29, 2016

Acclaimed Educator Jaime Escalante Featured in New U.S. Postage Stamp

Escalante, the Bolivian native and former U.S. high school math teacher, died of cancer in 2010.

September 12, 2015

LGBT Teachers Find Greater Acceptance, But Work Remains, Advocate Says

Kevin Jennings, a founder of GLSEN, discusses the progress made toward acceptance of LGBT teachers and students.

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