Equity

Superintendents, are you sick of the culture wars? So are many parents

A majority of parents say the culture wars—i.e., banning books and stifling 'woke' agendas—are much less important than academic advancement and school safety, according to a new survey.

Leadership series: To this superintendent, every student has equal potential

Dr. Mark Penny, superintendent of Lincoln County R-III in Troy, Missouri, believes every student can find success in public education, no matter their circumstance.

How these edtech CEOs are paving the way for education of the future

At these edtech companies, putting student and teacher voices at the center of their decision-making is the key to ensuring equitable and successful education.

Why DeSantis now wants to ban AP African-American Studies from schools

More than 200 colleges and universities have so far committed to offering student credit for taking AP African American Studies beginning in the fall of 2024, the College Board says. Florida officials believe the course "lacks educational value."

At least a dozen more Virginia high schools under fire for delaying National Merit awards

Administrators have also been accused of equity-driven attempts to level the playing field for students who didn't qualify for the scholarships at the expense of higher achievers.

Speaking out: Mentoring and 4 other paths that lead to more diverse school leadership

Among other insights, educators revealed that when they were students, the teachers and leaders of color they connected with were essential to their decision to pursue a career in education.

Do LGBTQ students in your state feel safer at school or at home?

More than half of the LGBTQ youth identified their schools as affirming spaces compared to less than four in 10 who said the same about their homes, according to a national survey.

3 big numbers show that leaders who serve students of color receive fewer funds

If your district serves a large number of students of color, it's likely receiving thousands of dollars less in funding per student than predominantly white school systems, a new report from The Education Trust reveals. 

Leadership Series: She’s the go-to principal for school turnaround

After taking the helm at Allenbrook Elementary School in 2020, she quickly turned the school from a below F level to nearly a B, making it the number one growing elementary school in the district.

How are principals responding to political interference? Not so well

A survey conducted by the Institute for Democracy, Education and Access at the University of California Los Angeles and the Civic Engagement Research Group at the University of California Riverside showcases the concerns of nearly 700 high school principals surrounding political interference in schools.

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