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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.

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.

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