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Education Equity

How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.

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  • Tapping Into English Language Learners’ Strengths

    Focusing on these students’ experiences and skills can contribute to their academic success and foster an inclusive classroom environment.
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  • Incorporating Social Justice in the Curriculum

    A framework based on interdisciplinary experiential learning can help teachers approach issues of injustice with middle and high school students.
  • How to Ease Math Anxiety in the Classroom

    To encourage kids to reach their fullest potential in math, consider adopting these four mindsets that help every student to thrive.
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    Too Much Focus on ‘Learning Loss’ Will Be a Historic Mistake

    Learning loss is real and needs to be addressed, but how we go about it should be commensurate with the size of the moment.
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  • A More Equitable (and Engaging) Way to Teach Writing in Elementary School

    When teachers tie writing instruction to what students are reading, learners begin with a more level playing field.
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    The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

    We reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests.
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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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    Covid-19’s Impact on Students’ Academic and Mental Well-Being

    The pandemic has revealed—and exacerbated—inequities that hold many students back. Here’s how teachers can help.
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    7 Classroom Management Mistakes—and the Research on How to Fix Them

    Whether our emotions get the best of us, or we fall into familiar but unproductive habits, here are 7 common classroom management mistakes, and what the research suggests you should do instead.
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  • Trauma is ‘Written Into Our Bodies’—but Educators Can Help

    Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s first surgeon general, on the impact of multigenerational adversity, SEL in the classroom, and the transformational powers of meditation.
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  • The Spatially Gifted—Our Future Architects and Engineers—Are Being Overlooked

    Though they have the potential to excel in many fields, we’re neglecting a large body of students with a unique set of skills.
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  • From the Classroom to the House

    Jahana Hayes, congresswoman and high school history teacher, on the disconnect between Washington and the classroom, and the importance of keeping teacher voices in the mix.
  • Teacher-Parent Communication Strategies to Start the Year Off Right

    By prioritizing communication with families at the start of the school year, educators can foster strong parent engagement, break down barriers, and provide support for all students.
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  • Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Every child possesses vast mathematics potential, says Jo Boaler, Stanford University mathematics professor and best-selling author—but for them to access it, we need to rethink how we teach math.
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  • How to Avoid Overidentifying Black Male Students for Special Education

    Black males in grades 3 to 8 are often incorrectly assigned to special education, but other supports could better help them succeed in school.
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