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Educational LeadershipApril 2019Separate and Still Unequal: Race in America’s SchoolsVolume 76, Number 7
Marking the 65th anniversary of the Brown v. the Board of Education ruling, Educational Leadership examines pressing issues and opportunities surrounding race in America’s schools today. The April 2019 issue offers ideas on how today’s educators can understand and address racial issues and help fulfill Brown’s promise to dismantle segregation and inequity in education.
12 What Black Educators BuiltVanessa Siddle WalkerSegregation-era black educators set the groundwork for an equitable and aspirational education system for all. How can we get back to their vision?
20 Why School Integration MattersPedro A. NogueraDespite the challenges, efforts to further and support integration remain indispensable.
30 Widening the Lens: A Conversation with Beverly Daniel TatumAnthony ReboraEducators need to ensure that students of color see themselves as part of the picture, says the renowned psychologist and author.
34 Embracing the Effects of Demographic ChangeKfir Mordechay, Patricia Gándara, and Gary OrfieldHow can education leaders respond to population shifts and housing preferences to keep the promises of Brown alive?
44 Countering the Adultification of Black GirlsMonique W. MorrisBlack girls deserve to be treated like the developing young people they are.
51 “Shock Value” Is Overrated in Race ConversationsMatthew KayDespite popular wisdom, teachers should never treat racial discussions with students as a “moment’s theater.”
56 Avoiding Racial Equity DetoursPaul GorskiStudents experiencing racial inequities can’t wait for schools to move at their own pace and comfort level.
62 Getting Mindful About Race in SchoolsElena AguilarCultivating awareness of unconscious biases can help schools shrink opportunity gaps.
68 Desegregated Schools, Unequal AssignmentsTanji Reed MarshallStudies of assignment quality show that black students continue to be subject to deficit thinking.
74 A “Color-Aware” Approach to DataRachel Roegman, Ala Samarapungavan, Yukiko Maeda, and Gary JohnsWhen school leaders overlook race in their data analyses, the consequences for students can be damaging.
79 A Necessary ConversationVernita MayfieldHow do we progress in exploring questions about race and schools that many try to avoid?
7 Reader’s Guide/65 Years Later, Promises UnfulfilledAnthony Rebora
85 Show & Tell: A Video Column/Public Spirit in the ClassroomDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyHow schools can teach the common good.
87 Leading together/Following the Lead of Teachers of ColorJill Harrison BergApproaches all leaders can use to help students of color.
89 Confronting Inequity/Lessons from Pre-Brown TeachersH. Richard Milner IVFour key practices to support students of color.
91 One to Grow On/The Invisible StudentsCarol Ann TomlinsonAfter 50 years in schools, I know racism is not a “distant memory.”
93 ASCD Policy Priorities/Raise the Caps!David GriffithCuts to education funding loom—unless Congress acts.
4 Readers React
84 Tell Me AboutReaders share how they changed their curriculum or teaching practice to be culturally inclusive.
94 Index to Advertisers
95 ASCD Community in Action
96 EL Takeaways Honest Talk on Race and Education
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Opening the Door for All StudentsCindy Harcum, Ndaneh Smart-Smith, and Sedrick SmithHow a historic high school equalized access to high-level courses.
How Our Language Feeds InequityRobin Avelar La Salle and Ruth S. JohnsonThe words we use to label students can either lift them up or box them in.
Robin DiAngelo on Educators’ “White Fragility”Sarah McKibbenWhy is race so hard to talk about?
Video: Unequal TreatmentChaunté Garrett describes how inequitable policies and practices are keeping segregation within schools alive.
Classroom management remains a central challenge—and opportunity—for educators. The September 2018 Educational Leadership examines specific and big-picture approaches to improving classroom management, including how to address both positive and problem behaviors, design conducive classroom spaces, and create supportive climates for learning.
The arts—and creativity more generally—are making a comeback in education. The December 2018/January 2019 Educational Leadership examines the role of arts and creativity in fostering perception and problem solving, empowering students, and boosting learning.
How does a school become a leader in innovation—one that takes advantage of advancements in digital technology in meaningful and fully integrated ways? February 2019 Educational Leadership explores how school leaders can go beyond surface-level, patchwork upgrades and implement new technology in ways that deepen learning and better support students.
School leaders set the tone and direction for what happens in the classroom. The March 2019 Educational Leadership explores strategies and processes school leaders can use to better understand students' and teachers' needs and guide teaching and learning more effectively.
The teenage years are unique, and today’s teens face new challenges as well as opportunities. The May 2019 issue of Educational Leadership looks at what teens need most in terms of both academic and social supports, highlighting how schools can work smarter to keep middle and high school students healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.