Equity & Diversity
Insights into how issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religious beliefs impact schools
- SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Explore innovative practices for using technology to build an environment of belonging and achievement for all staff and students.Equity & Diversity Who's Behind the Escalating Push to Ban Books? A New Report Has AnswersRight-wing activist organizations and Republican lawmakers are pushing to get books about LGBTQ people and racism removed, says PEN America.Equity & Diversity Virginia Governor Seeks to Roll Back Accommodations for Transgender StudentsThe policies say students' participation in certain school programming and use of school facilities should be based on their biological sex.Equity & Diversity Opinion How Attacks on Critical Race Theory Are Affecting TeachersThe experience has left some teachers fearing for their safety and livelihood and retreating from their practices.Equity & Diversity Proposed Federal Rules on Title IX Draw Flood of Public CommentsThe Education Department received more than 200,000 comments on proposed changes to Title IX sex discrimination regulations.Equity & Diversity Transgender Student Athletes 'Just Want to Play.' Will Federal Law Assure They Can?As state debates rage, the U.S. Department of Education promises to update Title IX. But details and timing remain uncertain.Equity & Diversity After Debate Citing Indoctrination and Nazis, Miami-Dade School Board Rejects LGBTQ MonthThe board voted 8-1 against recognizing October as LGBTQ History Month and teaching 12th graders about two landmark Supreme Court cases.Equity & Diversity Texas School District Imposes Broad Restrictions on Transgender Students' RightsThe policy addresses bathroom use, students' pronouns, and library books, and it prohibits discussion of gender fluidity in the classroom.Equity & Diversity Reported Essay The Key to More Equitable Schools? Deep CommitmentSchools are making progress on their DEI goals, but nothing short of an education overhaul will achieve equity.Equity & Diversity Video A High-Quality, Culturally Responsive Education Should Be Every District’s DEI GoalSince the summer of 2020, more districts are examining and redefining their approach to DEI work. What have we learned from these efforts?Equity & Diversity Video For Decades, Our Nation Supported Equity. Now, We’re Divided Over ItFederal law makes it clear that all public school students should reach a basic level of academic mastery, so what are we arguing about?Equity & Diversity Connecticut Attorney General Opens Probe Into Assistant Principal’s CommentsThe administrator appears on tape saying he'd prefer not to hire politically conservative staff, including Roman Catholics.Equity & Diversity Texas School District Rejects ‘In God We Trust’ Signs Featuring Rainbows, ArabicUnder a new law, Texas public schools are required to hang posters emblazoned with “In God We Trust” if someone donates a poster.