Diversity & Equity

An analysis of district data shows more than half of Chicago’s public high schools have dress codes and nearly all of those schools serve mostly Black or Hispanic students.

The report’s recommendations include ones that require cooperation from the city and other organizations.

For parent Emma Gonzalez Gutierrez, one message from a teacher helped her surprise her daughter at school.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and LGBTQ groups have both claimed that the settlement is a win.

District officials want instruction to be more consistent across school buildings. Staffing will be a challenge.

Three new national studies find that teachers are self-censoring at high rates, and that students and teachers are more comfortable talking about race in school than LGBTQ issues.

By declining to hear the case, the Supreme Court leaves intact admissions policies that aim to increase diversity at selective high schools. But other legal challenges may be in store.

Sen. Lisa Cutter, a co-sponsor of the bill, said she plans to amend the bill so it’s less prescriptive.

A national survey of U.S. principals found that restrictions on whether eighth graders can take the gateway math class vary a lot by state.

The department is currently helping 25 Spanish-speaking applicants. But funding for the team will run out in September unless state lawmakers step in.

Next year, the initiative will expand to three more districts: Harlem’s District 5, District 7 in the South Bronx, and District 29 in southern Queens.

The Pacific Legal Foundation claims that the state’s Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) violates the constitution’s equal protection clause.

Manhattan and the Bronx will get three magnet schools each through new federal funding to bolster their diversity and academics.

Osvaldo Garcia Barron is receiving an Emerging Community Leader Citizenship Medal from the state.

Osvaldo Garcia Barron está recibiendo una Medalla Ciudadana para Líderes Comunitarios Emergentes del estado.

Educators don’t want to endorse the state’s culture wars, or get ensnared in them.

Chicago works to end inequitable access to middle school algebra partly with virtual courses

Denver Public Schools is faulting Colleen O’Brien, head of the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone, for oversight at McAuliffe International School.

The Class of 2023 were freshmen when the pandemic disrupted in-person learning. District data indicate 84% of those students graduated in four years, the highest rate in modern history.