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School Diversity

Are Charter Schools The Future Of School Desegregation?

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.13.2016 | Politics

It’s a Friday morning at Community Roots Charter School in Brooklyn and fifth-grade students are giving presentations on topics like civil rights mo...

Surprise! White People Don't Really Care About School Diversity

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.21.2016 | Black Voices

Last century, white parents from Arkansas to Boston vigorously opposed the integration of local schools. Today, most white Americans still do not supp...

Schools Are Incredibly Segregated, But Teaching Kids In Two Languages Could Help

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics

A walk through Heritage Elementary School in Woodburn, Oregon, can make you feel like you're touring Europe. In one classroom, a group of third-grader...

What Happened When One High School Started Open Conversation About Race

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices

There has been no shortage of topics to discuss since Missouri's Maplewood Richmond Heights High School principal Kevin Grawer started a Student Group...

When Rich And Poor Learn Together, Kids Win

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics

With all the roadblocks thrown up by the Supreme Court, should school systems still try to pursue diversity? One district in North Carolina said yes a...

Latinos Face Incredible School Segregation, And No One Is Doing Anything About It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.26.2015 | Latino Voices

Nearly a decade before the Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education made segregated schooling of black students unconstitutional, a group o...

Rebecca Klein

Could The Answer To How To Diversify Our Schools Be Found In Connecticut? | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.08.2015 | Black Voices

When Connecticut high school senior Akbar Maliki looks back on his high school experience, he can think of only one negative: his school has made him ...

Rebecca Klein

In 10 Years, America's Classrooms Are Going To Be Much More Diverse Than They Are Now | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

The 2014-2015 school year represents a milestone for America's public schools. For the first time, a majority of students around the country are not w...

The Role Of Parents In Improving School Diversity

The Atlantic | Leslie Seifert | Posted 03.31.2015 | Black Voices

Figures on minority admissions to New York City’s nine elite “specialized” high schools have been released for the coming fall, and the number o...

60 Years After Brown v. Board, America's School Boards Call for Vigilance

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

We must stay focused on investing equitably in our public schools and students, and we must not be diverted by programs that have the effect of re-segregating America's public education system.

Rebecca Klein

School Segregation Across The Country Proves Students Are Still Separate | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Black Voices

While many of the major gains in the South since the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education have been reversed in recent years, a new...

Nebraska Program Brings Diversity To Highly Segregated Public Schools

| Susan Eaton | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. OMAHA, Neb. -- Fifth-grader Alyx has trouble naming the "absolute coolest" thing about Wilson F...

'White Privilege' Lesson At Wisconsin School Draws Ire

Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

A Wisconsin high school is under fire after a parent accused a diversity class of promoting a critical race theory, alleging that students are being t...

Diverse Classrooms Also Benefit White Students

Philip Tegeler | Posted 03.05.2013 | Education
Philip Tegeler

Fueled by a widening wealth gap between whites and minorities and racially stratified neighborhoods, public schools in the United States have grown more segregated today than they were in the 1970s.

Hispanic Faces Are Missing From Young Latino Readers' Books

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 12.05.2012 | Latino Voices

PHILADELPHIA — Like many of his third-grade classmates, Mario Cortez-Pacheco likes reading the “Magic Tree House” series, about a brother and a ...

LGBTQ-Inclusive School Cultures: What's Policy Got To Do With It?

Elizabethe C. Payne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elizabethe C. Payne

Recently we published a blog addressing educator reactions to the presence of transgender children in elementary schools. Since then we have received requests for more specific information about our vision for proactive policies and practices. This is a response to those questions.

Rich Kid, Poor Kid: How Mixed Neighborhoods Could Save America's Schools

| Sarah Garland | Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. During the half century that Theresa Cartwright has lived in the East Lake neighborhood of...

Addressing School Segregation All Year Round

Richard D. Kahlenberg | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Richard D. Kahlenberg

May tends to be the one time of year that the press pays attention to the growing segregation, by race and class, of American public schools, which is why, here in the month of June, I defiantly assert that the issue of school segregation is of pressing concern all year long.

Study Finds Black Teachers Aren't Best Choice For Black Students

Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices

It's been the subject of much debate on how best to close the achievement gap between black youths and their peers, and a new study offers a fresh tak...

How Different Do Schools Look Today 50 Years After Prince Edward County, Virginia?

Christopher Bonastia | Posted 03.12.2012 | Black Voices
Christopher Bonastia

When I tell people about Prince Edward County, Virginia, which closed its public schools for five years rather than desegregate them, the usual reaction is visible disdain but lack of suprise at southern racism. But when they learn of similar struggles here in New York, they are stunned.

What Is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Given the wealth of diversity in our nation's public schools, instructional theory is advocating a shift toward a pedagogy that emphasizes an academically enriching environment for students of all ethnicities, races, beliefs, and creeds.

WATCH: 'Two Teachers And A Microphone' Rap A Public Letter To Duncan

Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Twitter's 140-character allowance wasn't enough for anonymous rapping teacher duo Two Teachers and a Microphone to talk education with U.S. Secretary ...

CU Boulder Diversity Director Dropped In Favor Of Combined Position--Critics Unhappy

Colorado Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The blending of two University of Colorado Student Government positions has spurred criticism that the administration is minimizing campus diversity e...