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Providing educators with “teachable moments” concerning unconscious bias

For decades, educators and lawmakers have sought to eliminate demographic-based outcome gaps in education and achievement. Despite educational policy shifts and student-focused interventions intended to help students of all backgrounds excel, the phenomenon has persisted. The continued underrepresentation of racial and ethnic minorities and women in technical fields demonstrates the need for new strategies that address the issue of bias in K-12 education and the STEM pipeline.
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Grant Funds Innovation In Teacher Education

The Teaching and Learning Innovation Grants (TLIG) program provides seed funding for MIT community members to bring new ideas for STEM teaching and teacher education to life.
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New Research Aims to Promote High-Quality Civic and Political Engagement

Can today’s youth verify what is true and what isn’t on the Internet? How frequently do young people use divisive dialogue and abusive commentary on political issues? To what extent do students understand and have empathy for others who have widely different backgrounds and viewpoints than their own? Are young people able to construct well-supported arguments on behalf of a political position they hold? Addressing those questions and more are a top priority for $2 million in grants being awarded by the Spencer Foundation as part of its New Civics Initiative.
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MIT and Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation collaborate to transform teaching in the digital age

Collaboration will support pre-K-12 teachers in using emerging digital learning tools. Read more
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