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Baraboo educators send strong message: There is no room for hate

Baraboo educators send strong message: There is no room for hate | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it
WEAC Region 5's Baraboo Education Association members knew they wanted to send a strong message after a widely criticized photo of students who appeared to make a Nazi salute went viral in November. The BEA Executive Board sprang into action, promoting a 'No Room for Hate' T-shirt fundraiser to benefit the Auschwitz Memorial Museum, the first of many groups to condemn the photo.
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K-8 students hit a milestone: About half are minorities

K-8 students hit a milestone: About half are minorities | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"The steadily changing K-8 population in the U.S. has hit a milestone: About half of the students are racial and ethnic minorities. The fast-growing Latino student population has been a big factor in these changes."

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Baraboo addresses viral Nazi salute photo with all-day assembly and community presentation

"After a series of listening and talking sessions, the Baraboo community has scheduled its first events in response to a viral photo of boys giving a Nazi salute before the high school’s junior prom last spring, including an all-day high school peace assembly."

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Voucher and charter schools ‘open the door for discrimination,’ report finds

Voucher and charter schools ‘open the door for discrimination,’ report finds | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Congress, federal agencies and state legislatures should adopt laws and regulations that make it clear that private schools and charter schools receiving public tax dollars must 'operate in non-discriminatory ways' and cannot exclude some populations from employment and enrollment, according recommendations of a new policy brief. The brief - 'How School Privatization Opens the Door for Discrimination' - was co-written by Julie F. Mead, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was funded in part by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice."

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School board approves anti-hate resolution as district forms team to address offers of assistance for schools

School board approves anti-hate resolution as district forms team to address offers of assistance for schools | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"The Baraboo school board took its first official action regarding a controversial photo involving high school students Monday by unanimously approving a resolution titled Baraboo United Against Hate."

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‘A real window of opportunity:’ Latinos cautiously optimistic Evers can help on top issues

‘A real window of opportunity:’ Latinos cautiously optimistic Evers can help on top issues | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Even with a Republican-controlled state legislature, local Latinos are cautiously optimistic they will see movement on these two issues they’ve pushed for years: driver's licenses and in-state tuition for the undocumented."

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Panel discusses UW's shortfalls in supporting indigenous students

Panel discusses UW's shortfalls in supporting indigenous students | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"For Native November, indigenous alumni consider cultural history and strategies to make improvements in addressing mental health."

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Equity and Social Justice Institute is November 12 in Middleton

Equity and Social Justice Institute is November 12 in Middleton | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it
The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network is sponsoring an Equity and Social Justice Institute November 12 at the Madison Marriott West Hotel in Middleton. This day-long institute has been designed to provide a foundational understanding for engaging in equity work on behalf of students and families. 
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Sharing Immigrant Experiences in the Classroom

Sharing Immigrant Experiences in the Classroom | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Exploring the perspectives of immigrants with students helps them better understand the meaning of citizenship in a democracy."

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5 Ways To Make Classrooms More Inclusive

5 Ways To Make Classrooms More Inclusive | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"LGBTQ students are more likely to be bullied, which can lead to missed classes and a higher risk of suicide. For them, a teacher who knows how to make the classroom more inclusive can make a big difference."

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The black struggle for technology jobs

The black struggle for technology jobs | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"In Atlanta and other racially segregated cities, the education system is stacked against African Americans competing for STEM careers. If Amazon picks the city for its second headquarters, things could get even worse."

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Survey: LGBT students face more hostile school climates

Survey: LGBT students face more hostile school climates | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it
After years of decline, verbal harassment of transgender students increased between 2015 and 2017, the results show.
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American Indian Studies and Act 31

American Indian Studies and Act 31 | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

Wisconsin Act 31 requires that all public school districts provide instruction in the history, sovereignty, and culture of the 11 federally-recognized tribes and bands in Wisconsin. This must be included in the curriculum at least twice during the elementary years and once in high school. Yet, compliance with Act 31 is often lacking."

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Baraboo High School to offer Ho-Chunk language course

Baraboo High School to offer Ho-Chunk language course | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Students in the Baraboo School District will be offered the chance to learn the Ho-Chunk language in a new course starting next school year."

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How activists are fighting racial disparities in school discipline

How activists are fighting racial disparities in school discipline | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"A grassroots movement to end racial disparities in schoolhouse discipline is beginning to take root throughout the nation and winning important victories at the local level. Can it sustain the effort?"

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How to Teach the Civil War in the Deep South

How to Teach the Civil War in the Deep South | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"One veteran Mississippi teacher is forgoing textbooks for the local archives. ... The question of what students should learn about the Civil War, the role that slavery played in it, and the history of Reconstruction—the period from 1865 to 1876 when African Americans claimed their rights to freedom and voting, followed by a violent backlash by white Southerners—causes contentious disputes among educators, historians, and the American public. One outcome of these disputes is that ideologies often masquerade as historic facts."

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Madison Memorial High School Students Set To Publish Book About Immigration Experiences

Madison Memorial High School Students Set To Publish Book About Immigration Experiences | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

“We thought it was really important to create a platform so immigrants themselves could share their own stories with their own voice, and not have other people tell them,” said Tea Rozman-Clark, the executive director and co-founder of Green Card Voices.

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Study: Having Just One Black Teacher Can Up Black Students' Chances of Going to College

Study: Having Just One Black Teacher Can Up Black Students' Chances of Going to College | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Black students who had two black teachers by third grade were 32 percent more likely to enroll in college, a new study finds."

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Hate crimes rose 17 percent last year, according to new FBI data

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, said the report “provides further evidence that more must be done to address the divisive climate of hate in America. That begins with leaders from all walks of life and from all sectors of society forcefully condemning anti-Semitism, bigotry, and hate whenever it occurs.

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Social Justice Teaching Harnesses the Power of Hope for Students

Social Justice Teaching Harnesses the Power of Hope for Students | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

The 2017 Teacher of the Year describes ways to show students that their voices are powerful .... "For both our students and ourselves, when we unapologetically teach toward social justice, we harness the power of hope."

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Like many districts throughout the nation, Hernando, Florida, schools suspend black kids far more often than white ones. Now the district is trying to close its disciplinary gap.

Like many districts throughout the nation, Hernando, Florida, schools suspend black kids far more often than white ones. Now the district is trying to close its disciplinary gap. | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"The district is attempting to attack the problem by improving relationships between schools and families."

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After Pittsburgh shooting, schools grapple with response to anti-Semitism

After Pittsburgh shooting, schools grapple with response to anti-Semitism | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Schools have become fertile ground for anti-Semitic and other bias-fueled incidents — and in some cases, the setting for determined efforts to stamp them out."

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Wisconsin's large school districts target black-white achievement gaps

Wisconsin's large school districts target black-white achievement gaps | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"The Wisconsin Urban Leadership Institute is a 10-month program aimed at helping principals recognize racial inequities in their schools and their own beliefs that may help perpetuate them.

 

"Wisconsin is one of 10 states where they are focusing that work, in part because of the candor with which Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers has publicly addressed Wisconsin's gaps in recent years, said Mary Dean Berringer, a Detroit-based consultant who helped assemble the Wisconsin team that included representatives of the five districts, the Urban League of Madison, Evers' office and others."

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Minorities Interested in Advanced Degrees Face Key Hurdles

Minorities Interested in Advanced Degrees Face Key Hurdles | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"First-generation, Hispanic and black college students are interested in advanced degrees but may face challenges in exposure to information and to some key sources of advice in bringing those interests to fruition."

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Poster contest celebrates 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Poster contest celebrates 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it
It's the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and your students can celebrate by participating in this poster contest. The contest is open to young people from kindergarten through college (ages 5-21) who live in the United States. Individual, class, or group entries accepted. Winners will be announced on Human Rights Day, December 10.
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