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Students of color now the majority, but work remains to ensure culturally relevant materials

Students of color now the majority, but work remains to ensure culturally relevant materials

February 21, 2019

With students of color now comprising 50% of America’s public school student population, and 80% of the student population in urban public schools, ensuring textbooks and other curriculum resources are culturally relevant is more important than ever.

Last year, Learning Forward — a professional organization for educators who lead professional learning — urged districts to make curriculum the primary focus of teachers’ professional learning communities (PLC). “This is the most authentic work I can think of for PLC time,” said Stephanie Hirsh, the organization’s executive director.

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