Equity

Administrators

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health [via The Conversation]

Children who report high levels of exposure to violence (either as witness or victim) report the highest levels of depression,…
Assessment

Voters Take Literacy Tests

Recent efforts to require ID cards for voters are sometimes compared to literacy requirements to vote.  Framed as due diligence…
Administrators

Feds Sue NYC Schools for Inaction in Face of Discrimination Claims [via WNYC]

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara filed a lawsuit Thursday against New York City’s Department of Education. His office claimed the department…
Culture

The Idiot School

The title of this 1867 illustration hints at how children with special needs were treated historically in schools.  Via NYPL…
Culture

Studying in School Near Farms

In this photo from 1938, children of color study in school in rural Missouri.  Via NYPL Digital Collections.
Culture

Learning How to Make and Repair Shoes

Children of color learn to repair shoes in Howard Orphanage and Industrial School in the 1910s. Via NYPL Digital Collections.
Equity

A Lesson on Philanthropy & Politics

I. THE PACT Late one night in December, 2009, a black Chevy Tahoe in a caravan of cops and residents…
Equity

Maxine Greene on Imagination

A must-watch for any educator who needs a reminder of what is most important, this talk from 1998 builds off…
Assessment

Race and the Standardized Testing Wars | The New York Times

A growing number of minority parents and educators are joining the anti-testing movement. Source: Race and the Standardized Testing Wars…
Administrators

Judge Sentences Teacher

Listen to the judge’s logic in this clip: it’s clear how he’s struggling to make sense of education reform, who…
Equity

JFK on Education

At Vanderbilt University, May 18, 1963, John F. Kennedy shares the three obligations of the educated citizen.
Administrators

Baldwin on Education

James Baldwin notes that in order to talk about education, we have to talk about the society in which it…
Administrators

…And Progressive Education for All? | The Nation

Progressive education cannot just be for the white, rich, and powerful. Bringing this education to the most vulnerable would require…
Curriculum

How Early the Science Gap Start | American Radio Works

Researchers have long been concerned about achievement gaps in math and reading, but there’s been less attention paid to children’s…
Equity

Diversity by the Numbers? | WNYC

The school, in a gentrified Fort Greene, has seen its racial diversity all but disappear from the younger grades. Out of current…
Administrators

New Study: Black Students Who Are Taught Racial Pride Do Better In School | Clutch Magazine

“Our study provides empirical evidence that the longstanding practice in the African American community of cultivating racial pride and preparing…
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