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black athletes

Black athletes have a trump card they are not using enough

What would happen if they wielded their economic and cultural power collectively?

Scientific research on how to teach critical thinking contradicts education trends

An education researcher writes that scientists are united in their belief that content knowledge is crucial to effective critical thinking

first day of school

Grooming traditions for back to school

Getting your kid's hair cut? Pay it forward

Researchers can detect when students aren’t trying on computerized tests

A testing company spots disengaged students who are guessing answers too quickly

teaching slavery

Slavery still shapes all of our lives, yet students aren’t taught its history

Glossing over America’s original sin means we can never overcome it

disproportionality in special education

New studies challenge the claim that black students are sent to special ed too much

Two quantitative studies find that black students are under-identified for disabilities at school

The cost of going back to school keeps rising

But the school supplies list should always have room for Toni Morrison

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Evidence increases for reading on paper instead of screens

Most studies point to better reading comprehension from printed material, researcher says

immigrants

We are a nation of migrants, not a collection of diplomas

The rush to embrace only highly educated immigrants reveals our classist elitism

A study of Latino students reveals two sides of the segregation debate

Latino students are more isolated but also more evenly spread through schools, researchers say

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