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A model for school integration

Jessica Ablamsky
March, 2017
SOURCE: The Century Foundation's socio-economic integration strategies in schools.

Many districts across the country struggle with increasing demographic homogeneity more than 60 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education. 

Schools zoom in on STEM equity

Carolyn Crist
March, 2017
STRIDES IN SCIENCE—An educator tests a tech tool at an NSTA conference in Minneapolis. Speakers at the 2017 national conference will share insight on equity for English language learners, and for low-income and special education students. (Mike Weiss)

With the U.S. Department of Education doling out billions of dollars to promote diversity and to support low-income schools in 2017, administrators across the country are also working to better serve students of all backgrounds, abilities and interests.

Showing K12 students they can “get smart”

Tim Goral
March, 2017
Jon Saphier says policy-makers could create regulations that positively affect the levers of influence on what teachers do, such as teacher education and teacher certification.

As founder of Research for Better Teaching— an organization dedicated to improving instruction and leadership— Jon Saphier says underperforming students need to believe that “smart is something you can get.”

Does corporal punishment have a place in schools?

Shawna De La Rosa
February, 2017
Corporal punishment can be used in schools for smaller infractions such as cell phone use during class, according to a 2008 report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and ACLU, as well as a 2015 North Carolina Department of Education report.

While the controversial practice of corporal punishment declines, it remains legal in 19 states. In those states, boys, black students and children with disabilities are more likely to receive physical punishment than other students, according to recent report by the Society for Research in Child Development.

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