How to Better Support Your Black Colleagues

Black teachers change schools or abandon the profession at higher rates than their White counterparts, so supporting the needs of Black teachers is crucial in the fight for racial justice in our schools. For schools to be truly student-centered, they will need to be able to attract, retain and support teachers of color. This Edutopia… Read More ›

State Guidance for Building Resilient and Equitable Education Systems

This guidebook provides education stakeholders with important considerations for this calendar year and beyond.

This guidebook was created in response to COVID-19’s disruption to help guide education policymakers and stakeholders in taking action to create resilient and equitable education systems. This guidance provides education stakeholders with important considerations for this calendar year and beyond on how to advance personalized, competency-based systems that empower students to master rigorous learning pathways… Read More ›

Black Student Voices: Reflecting on Race and Racism in Schools

This Education Week series provides an opportunity for educators to hear from students directly regarding race and racism.

As thousands of students joined demonstrations across the country against police abuse, Education Week spoke with 10 Black high school students from every corner of the US about how issues of race and racism should be handled in schools. The series features videos of recorded conversations where students tell educators what they need in schools,… Read More ›

Anti-Racism Resources for Educators

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have strengthened calls for a national gut check. Recognizing the disproportional impact of the pandemic on already oppressed communities, folks from a variety of backgrounds are looking at how schools are designed and saying, “I don’t want to return to normal. Normal isn’t good enough.” So, where do… Read More ›

Diversity Talks

Diversity Talks is a Rhode Island organization dedicated to bringing students to the forefront of conversations about race and equity. This group, founded by two students and a teacher, trains students to lead teacher professional development around race and diversity. The founders believe that to help schools address issues of inequality in education, students’ own voices… Read More ›

Students Are Demanding Anti-Racist Curriculum and Instruction

Students across the country are demanding their districts embrace more culturally diverse and explicitly anti-racist curriculum.

This article from Education Week’s Teacher blog discusses the important involvement of youth in recent social-justice demonstrations, petitions and demands. The article outlines the demands made by students in several different parts of the country for their respective school districts to embrace, including demands such as more culturally diverse and explicitly antiracist curriculum. Educators will… Read More ›

Why There’s A Push To Get Police Out Of Schools

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This article and accompanying podcast from MindShift explores the rationale for decreasing police in schools. This has long been a goal of the black lives matter. This article explains the call for decreasing police presence in schools. It suggests several student-centered alternatives to increase student safety including restorative justice programs, positive behavioral interventions and supports… Read More ›

Planning for Success in the Fall Starts with Personalization

In this article, the author makes a strong case for the need for personalization to address the wide range of student needs next year. He asserts that the great concerns around equity that have been brought to the surface and exacerbated due to COVID-19 school closures can only be addressed if educators can commit to… Read More ›

Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large. The resources… Read More ›

Horizons

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Hosted by Jobs for the Future, this 4-day virtual learning experience will focus on how to lay the foundation for an equitable economic recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The interactive online experience will feature networking sessions, virtual chats and a design challenge. Industry leaders will also give presentations exploring the ways in which education and… Read More ›

10 Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask About Distance Learning

This report from Digital Promise and Education Trust explores the biggest equity challenges that districts face from school closures due to COVID-19. The report outlines each of 10 challenges and offers suggestions to address them. The report discusses challenges related to continued online learning that may occur through the summer and into the next school… Read More ›

Unleashing Your Innovative Genius: A Conversation with Deborah Olatunji

This is a transcript of an interview with Deborah Olatunji, a high school student from Delaware who recently authored a new book, Unleashing Your Innovative Genius: High School Redesigned, with the goal of igniting young people across the country to realize they have the power to transform education. The interview covers her educational journey including her… Read More ›