Now that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been signed into law, we’re keeping close tabs on national ESSA news as well as ESSA news from the eight most populous states in the union: CA, TX, FL, NY, IL, PA, OH, and GA. Our
In my work with school districts throughout the United States, I have found sincere, well-meaning efforts to provide educational services that facilitate equitable achievement by all students, especially those who are historically underserved. Too often, the results are spotty at best. Even when test scores,
“Instead of brushfires for excellence, we need infernos of excellence. Our project will do this.” In a packed hotel conference room in Albuquerque, New Mexico, teacher leader Maureen Torrez, NBCT, describes the observation inquiry pilot project she and her team of National Board Certified Teachers
This post was originally published on the Huffington Post.
Have you ever been somewhere you thought you were supposed to be and wondered, "What am I doing here?" Perhaps it was a social function, or maybe a conference, or even your job or a family gathering.
Equity is defined as fairness or justice in the way people are treated. It is a term that is used often within public education and conversations about how different populations are treated within our systems. Open enrollment in electives or offering technology to all students
"Yes we can." - Barack Obama, Oscar Zia, and Bob the Builder
"Si se puede." - Cesar Chavez and Delores Huerta
Work yourself out of your job! Pursue redundancy! That should be your objective as an educational equity leader.
That’s right. If you want to close educational gaps,
Many are using social networking to get word out that the US Departments of Education and Justice released guidance and tools about the legal obligations of teaching English learners. Last month, the US Department of Education released an English Learner Toolkit to help state and local education agencies help English
This is part III of a four-part blog series on bias and teacher expectations. Click these links to access post I and post II.
The language we use to talk about students matters. It reflects and shapes our perceptions, and most importantly, our expectations for student success. Sometimes the words we use
This is the second blog in a four-blog series on bias and teacher expectations. Access the first blog here.
No matter how good our intentions to be free of prejudice, we all have implicit biases that can have a serious impact on our work in schools.
This post was originally published on Tonya Ward Singer's blog.
In a new study, Gershenson, Hold, & Papageorge (2015) reveal that non-black teachers have lower expectations than black teachers for the same black students in the same schools. The idea that race impacts teacher expectations is