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What We're Reading This Week: November 3, 2017

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

Teaching About Economic Inequality in a Diverse Democracy: Politics, Ideology, and Difference

Cambridge University Press

“If students grapple with information and policy debates related to inequality, they will be better equipped to participate as effective democratic citizens.”

 

Staunching the School-to-Prison Pipeline

CityLab

“We’re shifting the question aimed at students from, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ to ‘What happened to you?’ We’re considering the ‘why’ behind some of the behaviors we see.”

 

Poor Students Face Digital Divide in How Teachers Learn to Use Tech

Education Week

“Inequities are also persistent. Teachers in high-poverty schools are consistently less likely than their counterparts to say they've received technology-integration training, the Education Week Research Center analysis found. The gap isn't getting any smaller.”

 

Irreconcilable Differences

Education Week/NPR

“In this final episode, second semester has kicked off at Ron Brown. The kings are going on field trips and college visits—enrichment experiences that take many of them out of D.C. for the first time. Some high-achieving kings sit in on an English class at George Washington University, exposing them to possibilities they’d not ever imagined.”

 

A Little Girl’s School Helps Her Deal With Trauma at Home

The Hechinger Report

“We wanted to do more to help readers understand the traumatic experiences many young children are dealing with at home. … [J]ournalist and illustrator Sukjong Hong traveled to New Orleans to meet with Hechinger writer Katy Reckdahl and Sherlae to create this graphic rendering of her story.”

If you come across a current article or blog you think other educators should read, please let us know!