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September 28, 2017

Teachers Report Weaker Relationships With Students of Color, Immigrants

In particular, English teachers reported weaker relationships with Asian American students, and math teachers had worse relationships with Latino students.

June 19, 2017

Can These 11 States Make Their Teaching Forces More Diverse by 2040?

The Council of Chief State School Officers is overseeing a working group of 11 states that are trying to increase diversity among their teachers by 2040.

May 18, 2017

Teachers' Low Expectations for Students of Color Found to Affect Students' Success

A new study found that when teachers underestimate their students' abilities, it causes students to have lower academic expectations for themselves.

April 06, 2017

Study: Black Students More Likely to Graduate if They Have One Black Teacher

A Johns Hopkins University study found that if a low-income black student has just one black teacher in elementary school, that student's probability of dropping out is reduced by 29 percent.

February 01, 2017

Meet a School of Immigrants With a Complex Connection to Donald Trump

A public school site that was once in the middle of a tug of war between the Los Angeles school system and Donald Trump is now an oasis of multiculturalism.

January 27, 2017

Pen Pal Programs Connect Students From Different Backgrounds

Pen pal programs, which connect students in the United States and around the world, can help to foster understanding in the face of difference.

November 03, 2016

Black Teachers Feel Pigeonholed, Hindered as Professionals, Report Says

The report found that black teachers across the country feel a tension between their connection with black students and their desire to teach all populations of students.

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.

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