Tag: Teachers

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…

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…