Equity & Diversity
Insights into how issues of equity, diversity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious beliefs impact schools
- Equity & Diversity Suburban Schools Reborn: Compton, Calif., Is Charting a Hopeful PathAn exclusive excerpt from a new book about America's fast-changing suburban schools by former Education Week Staff Writer Benjamin Herold.Equity & Diversity Will the Ban on Affirmative Action Hurt Diversity? Look to CaliforniaProposition 209 prohibited the use of race in education. Its effects were debated before the U.S. Supreme Court this year.Equity & Diversity Quiz Quiz: What Are the Challenges and Strategies to Diversifying School Staff?Test your knowledge of recruitment strategies, the role of mentorship in retaining teachers of color, and more.Equity & Diversity The Perception of Suburban Schools as White and Wealthy Needs to Change, Researchers SayThe student body of suburban schools roughly mirrors that of the nation. But a view of suburban schools as mostly white persists.Equity & Diversity Race Is a Big Factor in School Closures. What You Need to KnowDistricts are more likely to close majority Black schools, researcher says.Equity & Diversity Opinion There's a Difference Between Equity and Equality. Schools Need to Understand ThatEquity looks different depending on the situation, and it's not always straightforward. That can cause confusion.Equity & Diversity What the Research Says New National Data Show Depth of Disparities in a Chaotic Year of SchoolingThe first federal civil rights data released since the pandemic show that inequities persisted even when school buildings shut down.Equity & Diversity Opinion I Am Jewish and an Educator. Where Do I Stand With Equity Advocates Today?Most educators don't know how to address the Israel-Hamas war, but there are some things they can do right now.Equity & Diversity Opinion An Urgent Message to School Leaders: Your Arab and Muslim Students Need YouIn the past, Middle East conflicts prompted spikes of anti-Muslim collective blame. It’s happening again today.Equity & Diversity Researchers Find Need for More High Quality, Culturally Relevant CurriculumA new report from The Education Trust examines the limited complexity of representation in children's books deemed to be high quality.Equity & Diversity Opinion American Education Hurt Black Students. We Deserve ReparationsThe value of the educational harm inflicted on my generation of Black students exceeds $2 trillion, writes Bettina L. Love.Equity & Diversity Schools Struggle to Properly Count Native Students. Some States Want Them to Try HarderMichigan recently became the latest state to require the collection of data on Native K-12 students' tribal affiliations.Equity & Diversity School District's Anti-CRT Resolution Prompts Lawsuit From Teachers and StudentsTeachers, parents, and students in a California district claim the resolution restricts their rights.Equity & Diversity Opinion ‘Hate Is Taught’: The Lesson for Schools From the Racist Jacksonville KillingsA slew of anti-Black education policies have helped make Florida a sanctuary state for hate and violence, writes Tyrone C. Howard.