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How teachers are trying to stop the spread of hate

How teachers are trying to stop the spread of hate | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

“It’s absolutely necessary that we don’t wait until we have horrific situations like this…to pay attention to” the issue of hate, said Abbas Barzegar, director of the Department of Research and Advocacy at the Council on American-Islamic Relations,.

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The rise of young adult books with LGBTQ characters — and what's next

The rise of young adult books with LGBTQ characters — and what's next | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"LGBTQ young adult books are a growing genre, but YA authors are calling for more racial and sexual diversity, as well as a wider array of topic areas."

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The Failed Assimilation of Native American Boarding Schools

The Failed Assimilation of Native American Boarding Schools | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Two centuries ago, Congress passed a law that kicked into high gear the U.S. government’s campaign to assimilate Native Americans to Western culture. ... The act was, in effect, an effort to stamp out America’s original cultural identity and replace it with one that Europeans had, not long before, imported to the continent. Over time, countless Native American children were taken from their families and homelands and placed in faraway boarding schools, a process that was often traumatic and degrading."

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Beyond slavery and the civil rights movement: Teachers should be integrating black history into their lessons

Beyond slavery and the civil rights movement: Teachers should be integrating black history into their lessons | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Black History Month was full of controversies around blackface and other instances of racism. Teachers should be integrating black history into U.S. history lessons."

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For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’ - The New York Times

For a Black Mathematician, What It’s Like to Be the ‘Only One’ - The New York Times | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Fewer than 1 percent of doctorates in math are awarded to African-Americans. Edray Goins, who earned one of them, found the upper reaches of the math world a challenging place."

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Register now for statewide conference on LGBTQ youth

Register now for statewide conference on LGBTQ youth | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

Adult and youth leaders are welcome to attend this statewide conference on March 8 in Janesville. Together, we’ll develop solutions for the safety, well-being and success of LGBTQ youth.Register Now! 

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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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Political incivility, racial hostility roil U.S. high schools, study finds

Political incivility, racial hostility roil U.S. high schools, study finds | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Political grudges and racial animosity have divided students at U.S. high schools and President Donald Trump has exacerbated the problem with his rhetoric, a study released on Wednesday showed."

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White parents are enabling school segregation — if it doesn't hurt their own kids

White parents are enabling school segregation — if it doesn't hurt their own kids | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"White Americans are fine with racism and school segregation as long as it doesn't hurt their own children."

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Schools Are Policing Black Kids' Hair, and Betsy DeVos Needs to Stop Them

Schools Are Policing Black Kids' Hair, and Betsy DeVos Needs to Stop Them | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"Efforts to 'fix' black students’ hair are a vestige of our segregated past that deemed blackness inferior."

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White students get significantly more K-12 funding than students of color nationwide, new study confirms

White students get significantly more K-12 funding than students of color nationwide, new study confirms | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"School districts where the majority of students enrolled are students of color receive $23 billion less in education funding than predominantly white school districts, despite serving the same number of students – a dramatic discrepancy that underscores the depth of K-12 funding inequities in the U.S.

 

"The top-line finding included in a new report from EdBuild, a nonprofit that focuses on education funding, calls into question the ways state and local dollars are used to prop up some children at the expense of others and exposes a similarly startling funding discrepancy even when comparing poor white and poor nonwhite school districts."

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Safer Schools for Whom?

Safer Schools for Whom? | Diversity, Equality and Social Justice | Scoop.it

"The Trump Administration’s 'safety' recommendations would make schools less safe for black students."

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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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