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Diamond’s new book examines, ‘How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools’

Diamond’s new book examines, ‘How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools’

In an effort to bring in-depth research, new data and some much-needed clarity to the topic that's commonly referred to as the racial achievement gap, UW-Madison's John Diamond co-authored a book with Amanda Lewis that’s titled, “Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools." What makes this publication unique is how Diamond and Lewis closely look within the school for information and evidence about what’s “racial” about the racial achievement gap.
August 27, 2015
Juan Botella, a science teacher at Monona Grove High School who earned his teaching certification through UW-Madison’s School of Education in 2005, is one of six educators from Wisconsin who are finalists for a Presidential Teaching Award. The Presidential Teaching Awards are one of the nation’s highest honors for mathematics and science teachers. Applications for Wisconsin’s six finalists will be judged at the national level by a committee organized by the National Science Foundation.
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