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Equity & Diversity State Policies Set Up Incarcerated Students to Fail, Report Finds
When students are in juvenile justice centers, they often lose access to high-quality education.
Eesha Pendharkar, June 22, 2022
6 min read
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Equity & Diversity Study Links Longer School Bus Rides to Chronic Absenteeism
Chronic absenteeism rates are as high as 12 percent for students with long bus rides, researchers find.
Williamena Kwapo, June 16, 2022
2 min read
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Are Schools Too Inclusive? Some People Think So
Acceptance of all children is a central mission of public schools—places where there's no room for hatred and fear.
Peter DeWitt, June 16, 2022
5 min read
First graders Natalie Walove, left, and Brooke Boone dance and sing during music class at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
First graders Natalie Walove, left, and Brooke Boone dance and sing during music class at the William H. Rowe School in Yarmouth, Maine.
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Equity & Diversity As Terms Like 'SEL' Draw Fire, Organizations Supporting Schools Sharpen Their Message
Groups that work with schools on social emotional learning seek to defuse misconceptions and speak plainly to parents and the community.
Libby Stanford, June 13, 2022
4 min read
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A Pew Research Center survey, conducted April 14 to May 4, examines teens’ and parents’ views on virtual learning and the pandemic’s impact on academic achievement.
Classroom Technology The 'Homework Gap' Persists. Tech Equity Is One Big Reason Why
A Pew Research Center survey found that lack of access to technology continues to disproportionately affect students of color.
Lauraine Langreo, June 7, 2022
4 min read
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Equity & Diversity An Expansive Look at School Segregation Shows It's Getting Worse
Most of the increases have come within the nation's 100 largest districts.
Eesha Pendharkar, June 3, 2022
4 min read
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Recruitment & Retention Using Virtual Teachers to Help Fill Vacancies: Some Pros and Cons
For-profit companies offer districts the opportunity to fill hard-to-staff positions with virtual teachers.
Alyson Klein, May 31, 2022
3 min read
Equity & Diversity Spotlight Spotlight on Education Equity
This Spotlight will help you learn about leaders who champion equity, the meaning of culturally responsive teaching, and more.
May 4, 2022
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School & District Management Opinion The Anti-Racist Counternarrative Public Education Needs Now
In the face of a national movement to discredit public education, educators must respond with our own movement prioritizing anti-racism.
Gregory C. Hutchings Jr., April 6, 2022
5 min read
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Assessment The 'Nation's Report Card' Is Getting an Overhaul: 5 Things to Know
The leaders of NAEP have big plans for making the test more nimble, flexible, and useful.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 22, 2022
9 min read
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Equity & Diversity Q&A Racist Bomb Threats and Post-Civil War School Burnings: A Scholar Connects the Dots
Hundreds of Black schools built during Reconstruction were burned, but racist violence against schools is hardly a historical footnote.
Mark Lieberman, March 9, 2022
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IT Management How to Tackle Big Tech Problems in Schools: 3 Case Studies
See the strategies three districts are using to improve digital equity, upgrade cybersecurity, and solve staffing problems.
Kevin Bushweller, March 8, 2022
6 min read
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School & District Management Field Guide in the Works for 'Equity-Centered' Principals
A new initiative aims to provide concrete examples of equity-based leadership for principals and district leaders.
Denisa R. Superville, March 8, 2022
2 min read