When asked how much the textbooks they use "accurately and fully reflect the experiences of people of color," one in five educators said "a lot," according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
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June 29, 2020
June 18, 2020
The day has long been celebrated by black communities in the U.S., but it's still a topic that many students and teachers say isn't covered in K-12 schools.
June 12, 2020
The dictionary is getting an update, to make it clear that racism goes beyond personal prejudice. Educators say the change is significant—but that students' understanding of racism shouldn't stop at the dictionary definition.
June 02, 2020
After nearly a week of protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, teachers are looking for lessons they can use to help students process this moment. Education Week compiled a list.
June 01, 2020
Teachers are tasked with helping their students work through their feelings about the protests and police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other unarmed black men and women.
April 17, 2019
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.
January 29, 2019
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.