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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.

July 01, 2015

Calif. Teacher Stirs Controversy by Taking Shakespeare Off Syllabus

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.

April 13, 2015

Reading Up on Teaching and Diversity

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

Classroom-Exchange Program Exposes Inequalities

What happens when students get an up-close glimpse of the vast resource disparities between different schools?

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