Tag Archives: equity

More Evidence Points Towards the Importance of Teachers of Color

More Evidence Points Towards the Importance of Teachers of Color

By Amy Auletto A recent study published in the academic journal Educational Researcher has found that all students, regardless of their own background, tend to prefer Latino and black teachers to white teachers. New York University researchers Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng and Peter F. Halpin analyzed survey responses from over 50,000 students in grades 6-9 to… Read More »

#proudMIeducator: Why a Hashtag Isn’t Enough to Save the Teaching Profession

#proudMIeducator: Why a Hashtag Isn’t Enough to Save the Teaching Profession

By Amy Auletto The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recently launched a media campaign designed to recognize the work of educators across the state. Referred to as Proud Michigan Educator, this campaign was developed to combat the negative rhetoric surrounding the teaching profession which often blames teachers for the failings of public education and contributes… Read More »

Can Gentrification mean Integration? Hopes for the Urban Neighborhood School

Can Gentrification mean Integration? Hopes for the Urban Neighborhood School

Part 2 of 2 By Kacy Martin The Less-Considered Outcome of Gentrification Green & Write’s previous post about gentrification and neighborhood schools highlighted the more common criticism of gentrification and urban areas—as more affluent, mostly white, families move into a lower-cost city neighborhood, low-income families of color are often displaced, finding themselves excluded from the… Read More »

Inequitable Teacher Distribution Prompts Urban ‘Grow Your Own’ Programs

Inequitable Teacher Distribution Prompts Urban ‘Grow Your Own’ Programs

By Kacy Martin Teacher Shortages in High-Need Areas Inequitable teacher distribution has been a problem in the U.S. since the advent of universal education. Because teachers are free to choose where they work, schools in geographical areas that appear less appealing tend to attract fewer potential educators. Areas with higher poverty rates, in particular, are likely to struggle… Read More »

Addressing Poverty: The Non-Reform Reform Model for Urban Schools

Addressing Poverty: The Non-Reform Reform Model for Urban Schools

By Kacy Martin If at First You Don’t Succeed . . . There have been a lot of reform efforts aimed at improving student achievement in urban schools. Over the past twenty years, administrators, policymakers, and philanthropists have tried idea after idea to fix what ails schools in high poverty neighborhoods. Depending on the trend… Read More »

Without State Support, Michigan’s Schools Will Continue to Crumble

Without State Support, Michigan’s Schools Will Continue to Crumble

By Amy Auletto Across the nation, school buildings are aging and in need of significant repairs and renovations. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released a report in 2014, asserting that 53% of the 1,800 public school buildings they surveyed have repair needs that will require $197 billion to address. That averages out to… Read More »

Reflecting on Progress since the Coleman Report, 50 Years Later

Reflecting on Progress since the Coleman Report, 50 Years Later

By Kacy Martin   With All Deliberate Speed With the 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report approaching, education researchers might pause to reflect on its findings and the progress our schools have made since its publication in 1967. In a series of articles in Education Next, economist Steven Rivkin details findings from his recent research… Read More »

Lost in a Sea of Choices, Parents Navigate the Portfolio District

Lost in a Sea of Choices, Parents Navigate the Portfolio District

By Kacy Martin   Note: It has long been speculated that Detroit Public Schools may transition to a portfolio management school district model. What is a portfolio management district and what does the research say about the effectiveness of this type of model? Check out Green & Write all week for new posts on what… Read More »