Debbie Holmes, WOSU |
Some students from the most disadvantaged families may remain behind academically from those who are well-off, but a new book finds that schools in lower-income areas are doing their part to improve results.
Stephen Groves, AP News |
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Monday killed a bill that would have banned transgender women and girls from female sports, then later issued weaker executive orders that include restrictions but which conservatives decried as political face-saving.
Lawmakers in more than 20 states have introduced similar bans this year, with Republican governors in three states — Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi — signing them into law.
Tiffany Denen, WKEF/WRGT |
Centerville City Schools learned in the past week that it would receive the Diversifying the Education Profession Grant, which is a three-year grant totaling $65,000. It will allow Centerville Schools to offer additional professional development around DEI topics, as well as to expand its mentor program to include minority teaching students from the University of Dayton.
Bruce Jeffrey, Opinion contributor – Cincinnati Enquirer |
When the pandemic swept across the United States a year ago, it laid bare the inequities and systems that prevent Black students from succeeding in the classroom. When a crisis hits, we know the drill; there is no shortage of nonprofit organizations and well-intentioned stakeholders who quickly jump in to help solve the most pressing problems.
Asher Lehrer-Small, The 74 |
Leaders in Cherry Creek School District No. 5, in Colorado, developed an educator career pathway for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in education. The program also aims to diversify the district’s workforce to better reflect the demographic makeup of the student body.
Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com |
Only 2 percent of U.S. teachers are Black men. In the Cleveland school system, that percentage is about 3% at the elementary level and 4% at the high school level, though the student population is about 66% Black.
That’s why Kidner came up with the program “Read Like Me,” which will pay Black male students to lead reading groups and programs for younger children in the district, after training them over the summer.
Great Oaks via The Clermont Sun |
The IAED Mentorship Program was created to further inclusion, access, equity and diversity in career-technical education.
Ramona Beck, Assistant Dean at Scarlet Oaks Career Campus and “AL” Long, Great Oaks Board member representing North College Hill, were among 32 educational leaders selected as mentors.
Mohamed Ibrahim, AP News |
The plan, named the Due North Education Plan, attempts to address the pandemic’s toll on school systems statewide by expanding academic programs and mental health services starting in the summer of 2021 that will last throughout the following school year, and by providing a one-time investment to schools to prevent an impact due to enrollment loss during the pandemic.