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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.

January 13, 2017

Ed. Deans to Trump Administration: Uphold the Role of Public Schools

A coalition of 175 current and former education deans wrote a "Declaration of Principles" about the value of public education and their hopes for the Trump administration.

November 16, 2016

New Survey Details How Teachers Use Their Own Money to Fill in Equity Gaps

A Scholastic nationally representative survey found that teachers spent $530 of their own money on classroom items—and the amount is much higher for teachers in high-poverty schools.

November 01, 2016

Teachers Underestimate Girls' Math Abilities, Report Suggests

A new study suggests that teachers' perceptions of girls' math abilities may contribute to the gender gap in that subject.

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.

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?

October 10, 2014

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.

June 03, 2014

Is Direct Instruction a School-Equity Issue?

An education professor writes that direct instruction presents a quandary for educators. On the one hand, he says, it can to help students' acquire basic skills and do better on standardized tests. On the other, it embodies a highly restrictive view of learning.

January 09, 2014

Simulation Program Aims to Deepen Teachers' Understanding of Poverty

An elementary school in Wichita, Kan., recently took a unique approach to sensitizing teachers to the needs of disadvantaged students, reports The Wichita Eagle. According to the January 5th article, teachers and staff members at Allen Elementary School participated in a role-playing simulation intended to elucidate the unseen challenges of poverty.

December 11, 2013

Noguera: Educators Must be 'Guardians of Equity'

At a conference keynote, education advocate Pedro Noguera said that inequity is deeply ingrained in the U.S. education system because, in American society, the pursuit of excellence is often seen as being "at odds with equity."

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