The Atlantic: "Indianapolis Public Schools elementary buildings are more segregated today than they were when the busing program began in 1981."
The Atlantic: "Children with high ACEs scores are constantly on edge from unstable home environments that can place their brains and bodies in a state of high alert. … Students struggling with this toxic stress are often ill-suited to learn in a traditional educational environment."
Colorlines: "We are incapable of fully shielding our families—our babies—from these inevitabilities of Black American life. We are good at acting like we cope well. But we don't. We harm each other."
EdSource: "The pilot is intended to help districts implement the state's English language arts/English language development curriculum framework, which stresses the importance of integrating language development for English learners into all subject areas."
Education Week: "It remains an enduring challenge to our nation's education system to reconcile the pursuit of diversity with the constitutional promise of equal treatment and dignity."
The Jose Vilson: "There's so many different literacies that honing in on just one often leaves my English Language Learners disadvantaged."
NPR: "While many African-American veterans of World War II were all but forgotten, Brown and other Airmen became the antidote to that selective amnesia."
Practical Theory: "The promise of this country is everywhere. The possibilities and progress is here to be had. But we are a country drunk on racism and drunk on guns."
Rafranz Davis: "Conversations about over-white male-ness in spaces shouldn't happen in backchannels amongst potential marginalized attendees. It should happen before the final poster is published."
Think Progress: "The scrutiny of D.C.'s approach to complying with the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) may illuminate some of the challenges in identifying preschool-age children, many of whom aren't in preschool."
U.S. Department of Education: "We must choose to make more investments in our children's future. We need to invest more in prevention than in punishment, to invest more in schools, not prisons."
The Washington Post: "[Henderson] wants to make travel abroad an option for all District students, many of whom are from low-income families and don't have the means to fund their own travel."
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