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Why Having One Black Teacher Could Help Keep Black Students In School. How important is it to have a role model?

Why Having One Black Teacher Could Help Keep Black Students In School

A new working paper puts some numbers to that question. Having just one black teacher in third, fourth or fifth grade reduced low-income black boys’ probability of dropping out of high school by 39 percent, the study found. And by high school, African-American students, both boys and girls, who had one African-American teacher had much stronger expectations of going to college. Keep in mind, this effect was observed seven to ten years after the experience of having just one black teacher. The study is big. Then the researchers checked their conclusions by looking at students in a second state, Tennessee, who were randomly assigned to certain classes.

There they found that not only did the black students assigned to black teachers graduate high school at higher rates, they also were more likely to take a college entrance exam. Papageorge says the “role model effect” that Harris describes is quantifiable. “Should we hire more black teachers?” “Inclusion” is not for outsiders – Fits and Starts – Medium. Talking About Race in Mostly White Schools.

In past articles (here and here, for example), Usable Knowledge has explored the dynamics of talking about race in schools, especially in the aftermath of incidents of bias or trauma.

Talking About Race in Mostly White Schools

The assumption has been that race is a pressing and relevant topic, one that educators and students are, or should be, actively seeking to confront. But in segregated schools where most people are white or majority-identified, are those conversations happening? We wanted to take a look at how to give young people in those schools a point of entry. The Case for Black English. One of my favorite sounds in the world is the voice of the late comedian Bernie Mac.

The Case for Black English

I often think of an early performance of his, on the nineties standup showcase “Def Comedy Jam.” The routine, slightly less than six minutes long, is songlike in structure—after each cluster of two or three jokes, Mac yells “Kick it!” And a snippet of cheesy, drum-heavy hip-hop plays. Race, Gender & Paying for College: Who Bears the Burden of Student Debt? This post is adapted from the blog of LendEDU, a Priceonomics Data Studio customer.

Race, Gender & Paying for College: Who Bears the Burden of Student Debt?

Does your company have interesting data? Become a Priceonomics customer. How Diversity Makes Us Smarter. (Editor’s note (1/30/17): In response to President Donald Trump’s immigration order to close U.S. borders to refugees and visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries, which has impacted scientists and students, we are republishing the following article from our 2014 special report on how diversity powers science and innovation.)

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

The first thing to acknowledge about diversity is that it can be difficult. In the U.S., where the dialogue of inclusion is relatively advanced, even the mention of the word “diversity” can lead to anxiety and conflict. Supreme Court justices disagree on the virtues of diversity and the means for achieving it. Corporations spend billions of dollars to attract and manage diversity both internally and externally, yet they still face discrimination lawsuits, and the leadership ranks of the business world remain predominantly white and male. Millennials after 2016 Post Election Poll Analysis.

Log In - New York Times. Log In - New York Times. What Do I Say to Students About Immigration Orders? @Tolerance_org The [M]uslim students seem scared and quiet.

What Do I Say to Students About Immigration Orders?

One says family may flee country. These are six year olds. —A first-grade teacher’s tweet to Teaching Tolerance, January 30, 2017 We are 50% ELL (language learners – mostly refugee populations). Although my kids are almost all US citizens, their grandparents or some parents are refugees from other countries. Just as during the presidential campaign, current events are hitting home with many students, and teachers have to be ready to talk about these topics. Schools with immigrant, undocumented and refugee students are likely to see heightened anxieties and fears among students due to two executive orders: 1) a directive to start immediate construction on a border wall with Mexico and 2) a 90-day ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, and a 120-day suspension on refugee admissions into the United States (indefinitely for Syrian refugees).

Race gaps in SAT math scores are as big as ever. Education has long been cast as the “great equalizer” of American society.

Race gaps in SAT math scores are as big as ever

Post-secondary colleges, and in particular public universities, are especially prized as engines of upward mobility. As recent research by Raj Chetty, John Friedman, Emmanuel Saez, Nicholas Turner, and Danny Yagan shows, some institutions are more effective in this regard than others. W. E. B. Du Bois’ Hand-Drawn Infographics of African-American Life (1900) William Edward Burghardt “W.

W. E. B. Du Bois’ Hand-Drawn Infographics of African-American Life (1900)

E. B.” One Man’s Quest to Rid Teachers of Unconscious Bias. Teachers enrolled in Innocent Classroom attend a series of six workshops over an extended period, with some 16 hours of classroom time plus homework.

One Man’s Quest to Rid Teachers of Unconscious Bias

In the first session, Pate and his team ask teachers what culture tells them about students of color. They inevitably write words like angry, poor, drugs, welfare, single parent and promiscuous on the board, a false narrative that Pate believes frames the cultural landscape. “The child knows that list just like the teacher does. It’s the script,” he tells the teachers. “You’re not looking at that child; you’re looking at that stereotype.” Accentuate the Positive. With an unsettling year drawing to a close, many educators are increasingly aware of race: how it impacts student achievement and how it obstructs connections between people.

Accentuate the Positive

But as we hope for a new year filled with equity and kindness in schools and beyond, research offers some encouraging insights. Confronting racial tensions, biases, and microaggressions can have powerful effects. But schools may also benefit from widening the lens. Behavioral psychologist Todd Pittinsky has found that when white teachers encourage and model overtly welcoming interactions between students of different races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities, student achievement increases.

These “microaffirmations,” as Pittinsky calls them, can be transformative — not only for academic work, but for broader school climate and even for life outcomes. Log In. At San Jose State University in California, a Muslim woman complained that she had been grabbed by her hijab and choked. The police are investigating. At Wellesley College in Massachusetts, alma mater of Hillary Clinton, two male students from nearby Babson College drove through campus in a pickup truck adorned with a large Trump flag, parked outside a meeting house for black students, and spat at a black female student, according to campus black student organizations.

After being ejected by the campus police, the two students bragged in a video that was widely viewed over social media. Reports of hostility toward minorities were not limited to university campuses. The National Equity Atlas's New Neighborhood Data. How do race and inequality intersect with space? American mapmakers have been trying to answer this question since at least 1895, when a group of reform-minded Chicago women published the Hull-House Maps and Papers. At the height of the Gilded Age, inequality was skyrocketing. Housing and labor conditions among droves of new immigrants were dire. Putting their faith in data as catalyst for progress, the Chicago reformers meticulously surveyed the ethnicities and wages of industrial workers living in a tenement neighborhood on the Near West Side, and then plotted their findings in vivid color on a set of blank property maps.

The result was a groundbreaking visual demonstration of poverty as a product of a person’s spatial context, rather than some damning individual quality—a belief that was commonly held then (as it is now). Flash-forward 120-plus years, and we’re living in an era some call a second Gilded Age. A similar pattern holds for unemployment rates: In the safe spaces on campus, no Jews allowed. This article is excerpted from a longer piece in the Tower. When Arielle Mokhtarzadeh arrived at University of California, Berkeley, to attend the annual Students of Color Conference, she had no way of knowing that she would be leaving as a victim of anti-Semitism. The conference has maintained a reputation for 27 years as being a “safe space” where students of color, as well as white progressive allies, can discuss issues of structural and cultural inequality on college campuses. local.

Brookings. Diversity Efforts Fall Short Unless Employees Feel That They Belong. Over the past decade, technology companies and their leaders have launched diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, hoping to make employees of all backgrounds and experiences feel welcome in our industry. We failed. The data shows that, especially in the tech space, we have not moved the needle on the number of women, blacks, or Latinos in our ranks, despite efforts to do so. New Research Shows That Women Get Less Credit When Working In Teams. White Plight? ‘Diversity’ Is Losing Its Meaning—What Should We Say Instead? – Pacific Standard. Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google.

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20 Books Featuring Diverse Characters to Inspire Connection and Empathy. A Multi-Level Bayesian Analysis of Racial Bias in Police Shootings at the County-Level in the United States, 2011–2014. New York Post Slams Diversity Programs. How Teachers Influence Interracial Friendships. Untitled. The Graduation Speech Harvard Is Calling 'The Most Powerful' You’ll Ever Hear. James Baldwin & the Fear of a Nation by Nathaniel Rich.

James Baldwin & the Fear of a Nation by Nathaniel Rich. How and Why You Diversify Colleges. Solving difficult problems takes diverse teams, noted author says. Don’t know what ‘genderqueer’ is? Meet someone who identifies that way. If There’s Only One Woman in Your Candidate Pool, There’s Statistically No Chance She’ll Be Hired. Race Gender Science Winter 2014 Syllabus. How to Build an Inclusive School Community During a Divisive Election. A Conversation With Asian-Americans on Race - Video. Who’s ‘They’? Why I Quit Yale Basketball at the Top of My Game. 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants? ‘A Conversation With Asian-Americans on Race’ Who’s ‘They’? 5 Keys to Challenging Implicit Bias.

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter. Why Gender Balance Can’t Wait. An open letter on diversity in education. At Harvard Dorms, ‘House Masters’ No More. Teacher perceptions and race. Is It Time for Biologists to Stop Thinking About Race? Ava DuVernay on Hollywood’s Inclusion Problem. Meet the New Student Activists. Shielding a few students from stereotypes benefits everyone's grades, Stanford research shows.

Students Say Racial Hostilities Simmered at Historic Boston Latin School. Watch The Video That’s Taking The World By Storm Today. This Will Leave You Questioning Everything! 50 Years After the Moynihan Report, Examining the Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google. How Racism on College Campuses—From Microaggresssions to Limited Diversity—Affects Black Students' Mental Health. Curriculum for White Americans to Educate Themselves on Race and Racism–from Ferguson to Charleston.

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