A place for educators to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools

“You Guys”?

Dr. Neal A. Lester - July 9, 2014

In a world where words matter, why is there little to no real critical conversation about the mixed-gendered use of “you guys”? 

The Criminalization of Elementary Students

Liz Clift - July 9, 2014

 One after-school programmer reflects on the criminalization of youth.

Season of Terror

Sara Bullard - July 8, 2014

Before Freedom Summer began, Charles Moore and Henry Dee were the first victims of the project's white-supremacist backlash.

The End of Freedom School

Sara Bullard - July 7, 2014

The calculated murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner show just how real the risks of Freedom Summer were.


Maya Lindberg - July 3, 2014

The National Center for Lesbian Rights kicks off #BornPerfect—a nationwide campaign against conversion therapy. 

The Treasure of Walter Dean Myers

Chad Donohue - July 3, 2014

Walter Dean Myers’ treasure to us was his gift of beautiful writing, with its poignant life lessons and heart-wrenching stories.

Summer Self-Care

Lisa Glenn - July 2, 2014

Let’s maximize the remaining weeks of summer to rejuvenate and reflect upon our classroom practice! 

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: Making Our Nation Whole

Stephen Wesson - June 26, 2014

The Civil Rights Act outlawed hiring discrimination, segregated public schools and public spaces and discriminatory voter registration policies, paving the way for future civil rights legislation.

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