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Education

Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education

Racial segregation in U.S. schools has been illegal since the 1950s, but school enrollments remain stubbornly separate. About 70 percent of all Black students attend schools where more than half of students are non-white. By contrast, just 13 percent of white students attend predominately non-white schools. Such disparate enrollments mirror …

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Ethnic Studies in California

Among California’s many distinctions, the state stands out for the minimal requirements it imposes for high-school graduation, among the most lenient in the United States. California is one of a handful of states that require just three years of English and two years of math to earn a high-school diploma. …

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Teaching “the Antislavery Project”

In 2018, Harvard’s Donald Yacovone published in the Chronicle of Higher Education a review of 3,000 American-history textbooks stretching back into the 19th century. He was looking particularly for how these textbooks handled the subject of slavery—and was appalled (though not entirely surprised) that they depicted slavery as a benign institution where “untutored” …

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Teaching about Slavery

“Asking how to teach about slavery is a little like asking why we teach at all” Danielle Allen Daina Ramey Berry David W. Blight Allen C. Guelzo Robert Maranto Ian V. Rowe Adrienne Stang Both race in the classroom and the New York Times’s 1619 Project have been the subject of …

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Pandemic Parent Survey Finds Perverse Pattern

President-elect Joe Biden has made reopening a majority of K–8 schools for in-person instruction a priority for his administration’s first 100 days, with the goal of getting more American students safely back into the classroom. Yet neither information gathered so far by researchers, nor data reported by the federal government …

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