Education in the Balance: Tensions Affecting Education’s Future

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Education leaders at all levels need to grapple with key issues and tensions as they strive to meet learners’ needs, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to understand how to support and empower school systems in tumultuous times, we explore three topics in the series Education in the Balance: Tensions Affecting Education’s Futures: leadership… Read More ›

Resource Round-Up: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement


Suffering decades of lynching after the Civil War, a movement had long been in the works. However, it wasn’t until the 1950s after the murder of Emmet Till that the movement became organized. In schools, we often learn to associate the civil right movement primarily with the actions of Martin Luther King, Jr. but of… Read More ›

Resource Round-Up: Teaching Jim Crow South and the Lynching Era

image of sign that says "man was lynched yesterday"

Many educators are trying to advance social justice in the United States, which involves a large learning curve for many White Americans who want to be allies. During COVID-19, it’s hard to travel places and resources to do so may be limited. So, we’ve compiled resources that can help anyone, anywhere, be able to visit and learn from an immersive experience on Jim Crow South. While… Read More ›

From Disruption Comes Change: Nurturing Sociopolitical Action with Youth

Hosted by Dr. Alfredo Palacios from the College of Education at Auburn University, the Theory of Change podcast is for counselors and counselor educators who are looking for inspiration and resources pertaining to the profession of counseling.   In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, an associate professor of counseling at the University of Colorado Denver, and a Student-Centered Learning Research Collaborative grantee, discusses his research on sociopolitical… Read More ›

Pittsfield Tries New Approach On Education

This radio clip from New Hampshire Public Radio features Pittsfield schools. The small district of Pittsfield adopted an approach that flips the traditional model of teaching through student-led discussion and independent projects. To learn more about Pittsfield schools, this short case study in Pioneer magazine provides a look at the school. Also check out the… Read More ›

Students LEAD

This online course was designed for high school students by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University to help them understand and advocate for their own learning needs.  Specifically, the course will help students: Understand their own learning and learning differences Develop and apply strategies to strengthen their own learning Gain strategies for… Read More ›

Innovative Engagement Strategies for ELA and Humanities

This resource pulls together the work of John Hardison, an interactive facilitator of learning and blended learning specialist at East Hall High School (Studio 113 & EPiCC) in Gainesville, Georgia. Hardison, a veteran teacher of English Language Arts (ELA) and the humanities, focuses on creativity, interactive structures, and student choice to bring literature to life.  The first… Read More ›

Bronx Arena High School Multimedia Monograph

This multimedia monograph features Bronx Arena High School, an innovative, competency-based school serving historically marginalized youth in New York City. The school’s mission is to empower over-age under-credited students to graduate ready for college or a career. The multimedia monograph is an interactive case study that features video interviews with students and staff.  It brings… Read More ›


This is a resource for educators interested in integrating issues of social and economic justice into their math classes and curriculum. On the RadicalMath website, visitors will find over 700 lesson plans, articles, charts, graphs, data sets, maps, books, and websites. Source Organization: RadicalMath Visit the Resource

‘Restorative Justice’ A New Approach to Discipline at School

This radio report is the second of a two-part series on restorative justice, aired on NPR’s All Things Considered radio program. The reporter sits in on a harm circle held after a fight at an Oakland, California, middle school. The report features the voices of students, parents, and educators participating in the circle and gives… Read More ›

Why is Student Voice Important in Education? (Video)

This short video produced by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation discusses the importance of including student voice in all aspects of the education they are consuming. In this dynamic video students, teachers, and administrators share their views on making education more personal, relevant, and engaging. For the general public this video is an excellent promotion for… Read More ›

Community Engagement and Student-Centered Learning

This video, which is a part of the Community Engagement series by Nellie Mae Education Foundation, discusses the many reasons why community engagement is so vital to successful student-centered learning. Source Organization: Nellie Mae Education Foundation