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August 17, 2017

Have You Witnessed Bias or Hate Crimes at School? Report Them to EdWeek

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

Teachers Share Resources for Addressing Charlottesville Hate Rally in the Classroom

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 Connect Students From Different Backgrounds

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 Seattle Teachers Will Wear Black Lives Matter Shirts This Week

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.

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.

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