Category: School of Education

State leaders discuss lack of diversity within teaching community

FOX 25 Boston News Travis Bristol State leaders are focusing on diversity inside the classroom after a recent NAACP report showed a substantial lack of teachers of color across Massachusetts… Expert quote: “Schools are disproportionately suspending black and brown children and so black and brown children aren’t even allowed to enter the teacher workforce because […]

Analysis of 10 years of data found that the number of teachers in Massachusetts public schools is highly responsive to changes in the economy, leading to a fluid student-teacher ratio

Worcester Telegram Travis Bristol No mentorship is perhaps more vital and sensitive than that between a teacher and their student… Expert quote: “Many school districts, public school districts, particularly those in working-class areas, were hit hardest by the Great Recession and began to lay off teachers.” View full article

Reductionism Rampant

National Review Charles L. Glenn Jr. A secular, mechanistic worldview raises more questions than it purports to answer… Expert quote: “Glenn’s crucial distinction is between procedural ‘secularity, rightly understood as a legal and political arrangement of neutrality toward religious and other convictions, consistent with a pluralistic society,’ and secularism as a militant, intolerant, essentially totalitarian […]

Which Bullied Teens Are More Likely to Bring Weapons to School?

MedPage Today Melissa Holt Among bullied teenagers, those who had been involved in fights, skipped school, or had reason to feel unsafe at school were the most likely to bring weapons onto school grounds, researchers found… Expert quote: “…the research illustrated ‘a broader necessity to determine complexities in the association between bullying victimization and functioning.’” […]