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March 21, 2019
Newark school board members call for investigation at Science Park HS after reports of cultural insensitivity
The calls for an investigation follow reports that a teacher wore an inappropriate costume and some students have used racial slurs.
Race and equity
July 24, 2018
Here’s some advice for CPS’ future Chief Equity Officer in year one
When a small group of central office staff met earlier this year at Chicago Public Schools headquarters to discuss a grant, the conversation…
May 31, 2018
Detroit schools chief Nikolai Vitti says ‘racist’ policies led to crisis in Detroit schools
The leader of Michigan’s largest school district says racism is a key reason why Detroit schools are in crisis.
March 23, 2018
Race, not just poverty, shapes who graduates in America — and other education lessons from a big new study
Black students are much less likely to graduate from high school and attend college than white students with the same family income.
August 29, 2017
Many parents praise — and some criticize — Jeffco superintendent’s statement on Charlottesville
Dozens of Jeffco parents praised the superintendent’s statement on the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., while a handful of others criticized it.
August 18, 2017
These seventh-graders started the school year talking about Charlottesville and what they can do about racism
Mirroring conversations happening nationwide, a group of Denver seventh-graders this week delved into a discussion about the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
the secretary speaks
August 17, 2017
In departure from Trump, Betsy DeVos calls out ‘racist bigots’ in Charlottesville
The letter was more pointed — describing racist views as “cowardly, hateful and just plain wrong” — than DeVos’ initial tweets on the events.
August 17, 2017
Tennessee’s former ed chief: Betsy DeVos must resign; Trump’s comments have undercut her moral authority
Kevin Huffman says President Trump’s comments on Charlottesville undercut DeVos's ability to work on behalf of public school students, many of whom are of color.
August 16, 2017
A Queens teacher on Charlottesville: ‘It can’t just be teachers of color’ offering lessons on race
Talking about racism in the classroom is the best way to fight it, she argues.
readers helping readers
August 15, 2017
‘There will be questions you can’t answer’: Readers’ advice about tackling Charlottesville in the classroom
We asked educators for their best advice about handling students’ questions — and starting conversations of their own. Heres what you told us.
May 2, 2017
Is Park Slope principal Jill Bloomberg under investigation for ‘communist activities’? Here’s what we know about the odd allegations
Bloomberg has violated two Chancellor’s Regulations, the city argues, which “prohibit the use of school facilities, equipment and supplies on behalf of political organizations.”
Anatomy of a lesson
July 25, 2016
How to use history to teach kids about race
In a season of racial turmoil across the nation, one nonprofit organization is pointing teachers to history to help them teach their students about race.
Be bold and be honest
July 8, 2016
Great teachers are experts at difficult conversations. Here’s their advice to America on talking about race.
As Americans struggle to talk about racism this week, who better to ask for advice than teachers? We spoke with seven educators and compiled their suggestions.
July 7, 2016
What role should parents play in promoting integration? Nikole Hannah-Jones and two other public school parents weigh in
"This problem will never be fixed on a school-by-school basis. You need leadership from the top, it has to be systemic."
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