Equity

Genes can have up to 80% influence on students’ academic performance [via The Conversation]

The idea that academic performance is innate might sound innocent, but it can quickly result in educators and officials “writing…

Wrong Answer: In an era of high-stakes testing, a struggling school made a shocking choice

This 2014 piece from the New Yorker tells the story of how a high-stakes accountability movement led to fraud and…

The Secrets of a Good Principal

Last year, the city’s Education Department put into effect its 32-variable equation that looks like a chemical configuration for rocket…

Proposed Texas textbook describes Mexican-Americans as ‘lazy,’ new coalition works to block it

A proposed Mexican-American studies textbook for Texas high school students is written by authors with no expertise in Mexican-American studies,…

Still ‘They School’?

Dead Prez’s anti-education anthem still resonates with many students, especially marginalized students who don’t experience in school reflections of their…

The NYPL’s Fantastic Reading List on Black America

In light of recent events, the New York Public Library has put together this list of essential reads on the…

Inside The Chicago Program That Is Slashing Youth Crime Rates

The Chicago-based program Becoming A Man is the type that allows rival gang members to sit together, just days after…

NYC Students Tackle Gender…with Caitlyn Jenner

Brooklyn high school students have unique opportunity to confront Caitlyn Jenner about the challenges youth face understanding gender, in their…

A School District’s Warning Against Homosexuality

Narrated by a police officer, the film was produced as a collaboration between local law enforcement and Inglewood School District…

How community schools can beat summer learning loss for low-income students [via The Conversation]

The learning loss for youth in low-income communities adds up dramatically over the years. By ninth grade, about two-thirds of…

Brooklyn Prospect is embarking on an ambitious experiment to eliminate segregation from education [via Slate]

Brooklyn Prospect is part of a growing national movement aimed at creating a new paradigm: racially and socio-economically integrated charter…

A Sea of Charter Schools in Detroit Leaves Students Adrift [via NYT]

While the idea was to foster academic competition, the unchecked growth of charters has created a glut of schools competing…

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School [via HuffPo]

“I don’t think there’s any way you could look at this data and not come away with a tremendous sense…

A Different Way to Think about the English-es We Speak with Jamila Lyiscott

We all speak different ways in different contexts.  When students do it, adults sometimes tell them to speak “properly.”  Jamila…

Voice, Identity, and Relevance in Learning with Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell delivers a thorough and powerful address on the importance of taking student voice, identity, and relevance in schools.…

Diversity in Education with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Few people speak as powerfully about issues of equity, race, and culture in education has Dr. Sealey-Ruiz.  She weaves research…
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