Diversity & Equity

Even before the pandemic, community colleges were seeing declines in enrollments for older adults and recent high school graduates, despite growth in dually enrolled high school students.
Colorado’s new strategic plan wants higher education to pave the way for students to get good jobs that earn them better wages.
When the College Board released a final curriculum framework for AP African American Studies that removed much of the criticized content, some teachers feared the organization had caved to complaints.
More Black and Hispanic Colorado residents hold a college degree even though the state as a whole lost some ground, according to a new report.
The process kept me so busy that I had little opportunity — or incentive — to dwell on the inequities.
M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh will leave to work for District 15’s superintendent. Pui-Lam (Jack) Chan, from New Utrecht High School, will take over on Feb. 1 as interim principal.
If successful, the teacher wants to follow the path laid out by the Spanish language arts program at the school.
Student members on the city’s school board say they aren’t taken seriously because they have no power.
After a vote of no confidence in M.S. 51 principal Neal Singh, more than 40 teachers signed a grievance alleging a pattern of harassment of union members, the largest such grievance in union history, officials said.
State lawmakers required the panel to grow from 15 to 23 members, in hopes of bringing more parent voices to the body.
Data obtained by Chalkbeat suggests that the temporary policy change — first canceling the English Regents and then not requiring a passing score to graduate — made it easier for English language learners to earn their diplomas.
In 2020, the most recent data available, just 13.4% of the Colorado School of Mines’ 2020 freshman class had Pell Grants.
There is greater potential for economic mobility in choosing a profession other than teaching.
“The way I lead today has a lot to do with my experiences from the outcomes of the Keyes case,” Principal Michael Atkins said.
The wide-ranging conversation touched on the definition of diversity in a multiracial and multiethnic school system, and how to incorporate the views of parents when their opinions and platforms vary so widely.
The migrants — single men and women who are mostly asylum seekers — are expected to move into the former school campus starting the week of Jan. 23. The campus, vacant since 2017, will be a shelter for up to two years, city officials said.
Schools in districts that endured book challenges in the 2021-22 year were less likely to have a title from a list of recently published LGBTQ books, according to the study.
Fruchter died on Jan. 4 after being struck by a car near his Brooklyn home in late December. He was an activist, school leader, and academic involved in many of the most pivotal social and educational battles of the past half century.
Policymakers and advocates are offering some clues for what new requirements should look like, including alternatives to the Regents exams, removing the exams as a requirement, or even creating another type of exit exam.
“Siempre estaba asegurando que siempre fuéramos más lejos, hiciéramos más y nos esforzáramos más por los niños.”
Read about inspiring educators in Chicago, Colorado, New York City, Philadelphia, and elsewhere.
The first phase of renovations to the former Johnson & Wales campus were estimated at $10 million. But the cost has risen to $16.6 million.
The $10 million initiative aims to help the influx of asylum-seeking families from South America who have come to New York City over the past several months. Previously, undocumented familes were not eligible for subsized child care.
Mayor Eric Adams plans to open 800 new special education seats for New York City’s for 3- and 4-year-old children by this spring. Hundreds of kids have been waiting to get into programs that meet their needs.
New York’s Board of Regents requested $1 million to hire researchers and get feedback from the public on how they should change Foundation Aid for the 2024-2025 school year.
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