Tag: Teachers

Asian history

Illinois Becomes First US State To Mandate Teaching Asian American History in Public Schools

Following more than a year of biased attacks and increased discrimination against Asian American individuals, groups on the state and national level are continuing to step up and look for new ways to end the violence while increasing inclusion, representation and awareness for the AAPI community. The latest effort? Illinois…

Black teachers

American Federation of Teachers Commits to Defending Teachers Charged in Cases Involving Critical Race Theory

Vowing to defend educators it says are teaching the “honest truth,” the American Federation of Teachers — one of the nation’s largest teachers’ unions — announced on Tuesday, July 6th, that it was now committed to supporting in court any of its members who are charged or punished by their…

Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Approves Bill Banning Discussions of Race and Racism Within State’s Schools

Texas lawmakers continue to astound with the number of racist, transphobic laws they are willing to try to write into law.  In the last few months alone, we’ve seen Texas lawmakers draft legislation that would penalize parents who support and help their transgender children access gender-affirming care with jail time…

education, diversity, new york

New York State Senate Passes Education Diversity Legislation

The New York State Senate voted on Jan. 3 to advance measures designed to improve school diversity, including attracting historically underrepresented talent for teaching positions and improving access to higher education. The “Grow Your Own” initiative for school districts, cooperative education services and higher education institutions is designed to help…

Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Teachers Vote to Accept Tentative Agreement with Chicago Public Schools After 11-Day Strike

With 80% of schools reporting, 81% of Chicago teachers voted to accept an agreement with Chicago Public Schools, their union announced Friday. The tentative agreement includes “mandatory class size caps and enforcement, language forcing CPS to comply with special education laws and regulations, sanctuary school protections for immigrant and refugee…

Forging resilience in Georgia’s schools

Originally Published by Kaiser Permanente Teachers and principals across the country are increasingly aware of the importance of addressing their students’ mental health and wellness, but it’s far less common for them to focus on their own mental and emotional well-being and that of their colleagues. John Madden Jr., principal…

'The Trump Effect': The Election's Negative Impact on Students

The presidential election has had a significantly negative effect on students across the new country, many educators believe, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). More than 10,000 school workers, including teachers, administrators and even counselors responded to the survey. According to the SPLC, the…

Racism in Grade School And Its Damaging Long-Term Effects

According to a March 2014 report released by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, more Black students are severely punished at school than white students despite the fact that more white students are enrolled in schools. The study reveals that this begins as early as preschool: “Black…

In-Class Support: Survey Finds Teachers Lack in Diversity

By Chris Hoenig America’s teachers don’t reflect the diverse student bodies they teach, according to a new survey from the Center for American Progress. In fact, the percentage of nonwhite teachers is not greater than or equal to the percentage of nonwhite students in any of the 50 states or…