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Afternoon Announcements: Students of Color Less Likely to be Taught by Certified Teachers

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March 21, 2014 04:19 pm

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Failing to address the public’s concerns about the use of student data in an appropriate and transparent manner “may well set back the promise of technology enabling teachers to achieve the learning outcomes for all students that we so fervently seek,” says Bob Wise in a new column. Huffington Post

New data from the US Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection shows that students of color are less likely to be taught by certified teachers. Teacher Beat

“Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school, to have less access to rigorous math and science classes, and to be taught by lower-paid teachers with less experience, according to comprehensive data released Friday by the data released Friday by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil RightsDepartment of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.” The New York Times

The Obama Administration has proposed a new Race to the Top to improve equity in schools. Can it help improve the disparities among disadvantaged students made clear in today’s civil rights data release? Politics K-12

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