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Mix It Up in the Classroom!

Teaching Tolerance Staff - September 12, 2013

Use “Mixers” before mixing it up on Oct. 29.

The Infamous N-word

Dr. Neal A. Lester - September 11, 2013

No matter the spelling or context, the n-word remains intertwined with American racial tensions past and present.

New Program Promotes Safety for Secular Students

Adrienne van der Valk - September 10, 2013

Secular Safe Zone helps educators make schools friendlier to non-religious students.

Native Culture Should Be Taught Year Round

Kellie Cunningham Bliss - September 9, 2013

Tribal curricula are changing educational outcomes—for both Native and non-Native students.

Clueless Hair Policy Hurts Kids

Monita Bell - September 6, 2013

One-size-fits-all appearance policies cannot work in our increasingly diverse schools.

Uh, Mix It Up at Which Lunch?

Teaching Tolerance Staff - September 6, 2013

It’s called Mix It Up at Lunch Day—but all lunch “hours” are not created equal.

Poster Power

Maureen Costello - September 5, 2013

An LGBT Safe Space poster sparks controversy in a Tennessee school.

Selling Kids Short

Jill Silos-Rooney - September 5, 2013

Divisive fundraisers make schools unsafe for kids from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

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