Latest Diversity in education News

North Carolina school pulls 'diversity inventory' lesson

Aug. 29, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school has pulled a lesson which asked students to answer questions about their gender, sexuality, religion and socio-economic status. News outlets report an English teacher at Heritage High School in Wake Forest asked 10th-grade students on Wednesday to...

Teacher's rejection of gender identity prompts training

Aug. 16, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Teachers and staff in a Florida school district will be given additional diversity training after a high school math instructor refused to call a transgender student by her chosen gender identity. First Coast News in Jacksonville reports that teacher Thomas Caggiano wrote in an...

Wealthy San Francisco suburb agrees to desegregate school

Aug. 9, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A school district in one of California's wealthiest and politically liberal counties has agreed to desegregate a flailing school that state officials found had been intentionally created for low-income minority children and then starved of resources. California Attorney General Xavier...