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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.

December 10, 2014

Twitter Chat: Supporting Students of Color in the Classroom

Join Education Week for a discussion of race's role in the classroom, from improving school climate for diverse learners to addressing student culture.

December 05, 2014

Campaign Aims to Draw Children to Reading With Diverse Books

The "We Need Diverse Books" campaign is encouraging greater representation for minority populations in children's literature and offering resources to help teachers find diverse books.

November 25, 2014

Resources for Addressing Ferguson in the Classroom

After a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer involved in a Ferguson, Mo. shooting, many teachers are looking for ways to talk about the events in class.

October 29, 2014

In Classrooms, Halloween Costumes Can Raise Sensitive Issues

Halloween can be a fun holiday, but some costumes can be offensive. Fortunately, there are some ways teachers can encourage students to make smart costume choices.

October 08, 2014

Study: 'Pygmalion Effect' Links Teacher Expectations to Student Success

A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.

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