VOL. 100, NO. 8
Equity in anxious times
By Rafael Heller
By Arthur E. Wise
A longtime advocate for equity in education looks back over 50 years of efforts to improve the nation’s schools, describing the pros and cons of three main reform strategies.
By Dan Goldhaber, Vanessa Quince, and Roddy Theobald
Understanding the reasons for gaps in teacher quality will help school leaders determine how best to reduce them.
By Elizabeth Ross
What can states’ ESSA plans tell us about their efforts to improve equity in teacher quality?
By Mary Filardo, Jeffrey M. Vincent, and Kevin J. Sullivan
Student learning is undermined in poorly designed and maintained buildings, and students from low-income families are more likely to attend school in such buildings.
By Ebony N. Bridwell-Mitchell
Universities, museums, and other organizations tend to form educational partnerships with the schools that have the most social capital, not those that have the greatest needs.
By James V. Shuls, Collin Hitt, and Robert M. Costrell
In some states, teacher pension subsidies significantly widen the gap between rich and poor school districts.
By Brittany C. Murray
When parents give money to their children’s schools, resource gaps between schools widen.
By Coby V. Meyers, Lamar Goree, and Keith Burton
A turnaround initiative in Louisiana becomes an opportunity to make equity a priority across the school district.
By Ali Carr-Chellman, Taylor Raney, and Dan Campbell
A well-intended change to statewide school funding had unintended consequences for Idaho’s rural schools.
By Teresa Preston
As governments, voters, and courts have made decisions about how to fund schools, Kappan authors have weighed in with their own ideas.
By No Author
With replies from
By Megan Kuhfeld
New research findings challenge common assumptions about summer learning loss.
By Joe Feldman
Traditional grading methods perpetuate inequities. Any new grading system must counteract both individual and institutional biases.
By Gislaine N. Ngounou, and Nancy B. Gutierrez
To help educators confront biased policies and behaviors, consider working with an interracial team of facilitators.
By Emma C. Gargroetzi, Rosa D. Chavez, Jen Munson, Jennifer M. Langer-Osuna, and Kimiko E. Lange
When students are working together, some off-task conversations actually smooth the way to working together more effectively.
By Julie Underwood
Highlights of the 2018–2019 Supreme Court term
July 18, 2019
By David P. Perrodin
Why no safety drills for students with disabilities?
By Alexander Russo
Getting the busing story right, 40 years later
July 17, 2019
By Maria Ferguson
Education on the campaign trail
By Joshua P. Starr
Meeting charter schools in the middle
July 16, 2019
By Soyoung Lee
Race, power, and minority parent participation
By Arthur E. Wise
November 1, 1969
Phyllis L. Fagell
Teachers and social media: A cautionary tale about the risks
Joshua P. Starr
Under The Law
David P. Perrodin
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