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Diversity

Find resources to help build an inclusive school community for students from different cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds and for children with unique instructional needs.

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  • Discovering a Disturbing Bias in Kids’ Books

    Has the recent uptick in diverse characters in children’s literature translated into authentic representation? One team of researchers used artificial intelligence to investigate.
  • Helping Kids Celebrate Diversity Through Authentic Portraits

    When educators are intentional about teaching kids to see and represent differences, the students—and their works of art—blossom.
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  • Setting Up a Disability-Inclusive Curriculum

    Six strategies for making people with disabilities a part of your students’ diverse learning experiences.
    Nikhil Kishore, Carl Cooper
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  • The ‘Beautiful Struggle’ of Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Middle school teacher Lorena Germán discusses the need for open, honest classroom discussions about the country’s history.
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  • Why Black Teachers Walk Away

    Teachers of color are leaving the profession at staggering rates. A new study highlights some of the reasons why.
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  • Harnessing the Power of Storytelling to Support Migrant and Immigrant Students

    Identifying different layers of identity is particularly helpful for students transitioning into a new social and cultural context.
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  • Collaborating on Equitable Teaching Practices in Math

    Math coaches can help teachers identify how their perceptions and teaching methods influence student success.
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  • 20 Years of Data Shows What Works for LGBTQ Students

    A review of two decades’ worth of data with Dr. Joseph Kosciw, director of GLSEN Research Institute, shows that schools should prioritize four key areas when supporting LGBTQ students.
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    Do’s & Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

    In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
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  • Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits

    When students learn about each other’s identities, it helps them understand their own biases and prejudices, as well as build a space of respect and tolerance for all.
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  • Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

    How can teachers prepare for diverse classrooms? There isn't a definitive answer, but there is a wealth of resources online. Discover some helpful links for teachers.
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  • Taking Small Steps Toward Equity

    It can be difficult to know how to keep going with equity work, but starting with culturally responsive teaching is helpful.
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  • Teaching Strategies That Support Students’ Individuality

    When teachers make a point of recognizing the diversity of their students, they can help all students make deeper connections to what they’re learning.
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  • Why Teachers of Color Matter for Students of Color to Succeed

    Research shows that having a teacher of color can help students of color reach better outcomes; but the benefits extend to all young people, preparing them to live and work in an increasingly diverse society.
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  • Through Ethnic Studies, Schools Push to Include Marginalized Perspectives

    Ethnic Studies proponents say K-12 curriculum has remained largely Eurocentric and disconnected to the growing population of students of color in the U.S.

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