How to Change White Teachers’ LensesAmerica’s students are now majority-minority, but its teachers are not. That’s why they need to be “culturally competent.”
Welcome to America. Pack a Parka.The U.S. takes in thousands of refugee children each year. There’s no friendlier school district for them than Anchorage, Alaska.
Listen to the Outgoing Solicitor General’s Poignant, Passionate Arguments for Marriage Equality
The Author of the Frog and Toad Children’s Books Was Gay. Does That Change How We Read His Characters?
At This Museum of Everyday Objects, It Is the Act of Collecting That Is Really on Display
Why Boston Desperately Needs More Hispanic TeachersIts population of Hispanic students is booming, but fixing that imbalance is only the first step toward a truly equitable school district.
Where’d She Learn That?Prudie advises a letter writer whose young daughter called her friend a racial slur.
Help! My Friend Drives Her Kids Around While She’s Drunk. Should I Call the Cops?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
The Color of School ReformAfter Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans fired its mostly black teacher corps. Now its charter schools are trying to convince black educators that there’s a place for them.
Tomorrow’s TestFor the first time, there are more students of color than white students in our public schools. How we confront this change will determine the fate of this generation—and the country.
Title I Is Supposed to Fund Our Poorest SchoolsSomehow $2.6 billion of it still ends up in the hands of wealthier-than-average districts.
Impossible Admissions Tests Prevent Many Poor Students from Getting Into New Orleans' Best Schools
Regrets of a BridezillaI was crazy and awful to everyone at my wedding, and now I’m plagued by guilt.