This incident is the latest in a string of newsmaking lessons on slavery this year—lessons that students and parents have called out as racist and harmful to black students.
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White teachers in majority-black classrooms initiate more negative, highly charged interactions around behavior than white teachers in predominantly white classrooms and black teachers in majority-black classrooms. That difference may be hurting black students' academic performance, found a new study.
November 03, 2018
After photos surfaced of staff at dressed in Halloween costumes as Mexicans and a border wall bearing the slogan "Make America Great Again," the employees responsible won't be returning to their classrooms on Monday.
November 01, 2018
In a new study, most teachers said they thought race should be discussed in the classroom, but that they didn't know whether parents would be in favor of those conversations.
July 17, 2018
Black students are underrepresented in teacher-preparation programs at most colleges and universities, according to a new analysis by the Urban Institute.
October 04, 2017
A new paper compares teachers' racial attitudes to those of noneducators and finds that teachers tend to hold less-negative racial stereotypes.
August 17, 2017
Education Week will collect reports of hate crimes or bias incidents in K-12 schools to get a more accurate picture of how common these episodes are.
August 14, 2017
How can teachers talk to their students about the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.? These resources might help start the conversation.
January 27, 2017
Pen pal programs, which connect students in the United States and around the world, can help to foster understanding in the face of difference.
October 18, 2016
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.