Not In Our Town Princeton


Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?

“Research shows that students, especially boys, benefit when teachers share their race or gender. Yet most teachers are white women.” Claire Cain Miller reports on several studies about the impact of teacher gender and race on student achievement.  While training…

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Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

In his article in the Atlantic, William Brennan describes the efforts of speech pathologist Julie Washington to have schools implement code-switching between the dialect of African American English and standard English in teaching reading and in closing the black-white literacy…

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The College-Town Achievement Gap

Erik Gleibermann’s article in The Atlantic summarizes his research on the achievement gap in schools. “I wanted to learn what factors might help explain . . . . why racial inequality in schools is so prevalent in these socially progressive…

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How the Stress of Racism Affects Learning

Melinda Anderson writes, “A recent study from Northwestern University . . . suggest[s] that the stress of racial discrimination may partly explain the persistent gaps in academic performance between some nonwhite students, mainly black and Latino youth, and their white…

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The Social Psychology of Inequality, October 1, 2015

The first in the Princeton University Inequality Science Series is a panel on The Social Psychology of Inequality: Wise Ideas and Practices to Close Achievement Gaps, on Thursday, October 1, 2015, 4:30 p.m. in A32 Peretsman-Scully Hall.

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