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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.

July 28, 2016

Instructional Improvements Can Help Close the Racial Discipline Gap, Study Finds

A new study found that a teacher coaching program led to teachers issuing fewer and more equitable disciplinary referrals.

March 31, 2016

Study Finds More Evidence of Racial Bias in Teachers' Expectations for Students

White teachers are more likely to doubt educational prospects of black students, according to a new study.

December 11, 2015

To Enliven Lessons, Teachers Bring Social Justice Into Math Classes

Educator are increasingly looking for creative ways to make math applicable to the real world and more interesting for students. One of the latest trends is "social justice math."

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 20, 2015

Students' Race Affects How Teachers Judge Misbehavior, Study Says

A Stanford study finds that teachers recommend disciplinary action more often for black students than white ones, even for relatively minor issues like insubordination.

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?

March 05, 2015

Survey: Minority Students Show Interest in IT Careers, Want Hands-On Experiences

A survey shows that minority students are interested in IT careers and that they would like more opportunities for hands-on career experience, particularly connected to their existing life plans.

February 05, 2015

Bringing Black History Month to STEM Classes

Black History Month gives science and math teachers an opportunity to focus on black STEM leaders who are often overlooked and underrecognized.

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