Education news, analysis, and opinion about how race and racism affect schools and how they are taught about in schools
Equity & Diversity Opinion How Attacks on Critical Race Theory Are Affecting Teachers
The experience has left some teachers fearing for their safety and livelihood and retreating from their practices.
Standards Political Debate Upends Texas Social Studies Standards Process
The Lone Star State is the latest to throw out a set of standards after conservative activists organized in opposition.
Equity & Diversity Reported Essay The Key to More Equitable Schools? Deep Commitment
Schools are making progress on their DEI goals, but nothing short of an education overhaul will achieve equity.
Teaching Opinion I Don't Want to Choose Between Job Security and Teaching the Truth
With a new law restricting discussions of race, gender, and sexuality, a teacher laments the classroom conversations he can no longer have.
Equity & Diversity Bills Targeting Classroom Talk on Race and Gender Identity Ballooned This Year
Lawmakers this year proposed 137 bills restricting lessons and training about racism and gender identity, a 250 percent increase since 2021.
Teaching Stress, Harassment, Censorship: What Educators Face as Politics Roils Schools
A quarter of teachers have been warned away from political or social topics—and educators find state guidance on the new rules unhelpful.
Law & Courts K-12 Groups Back Racial Diversity as Supreme Court Schedules Affirmative Action Arguments
Teachers' unions and school administrator groups ask the court to uphold the consideration of race to achieve a diverse student body.
Law & Courts Conservative Parent Group Sues School District Over Curriculum That Discusses Race and Gender
The lawsuit, among the first to cite a state law curbing discussions of those topics, could have broad implications for school districts.
Equity & Diversity Opinion How to Best Address Race and Racism in the Classroom
Despite the challenges, teaching about the politically sensitive topic is important.
Equity & Diversity A Mother's Plea for Schools to Help End Racist Violence
The mother of a survivor from the Buffalo, N.Y., shooting testified to Congress on accurate history teaching as one preventative measure.
Curriculum Opinion A Search for Common Ground: Navigating Tough Classroom Conversations
Should parents or legislators have a say in what subjects educators teach?
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.
School & District Management Race Is a Strong Predictor of Which Schools Will Close Permanently, Study Shows
While enrollment and school achievement are the highest predictors of school closure, racial demographics play a big role.