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Join the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer!

Jed Oppenheim - January 13, 2014

The Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference offers opportunities for youth scholars and activists. Start planning your trip now!

“Playing Black” for Laughs

Dr. Neal A. Lester - January 10, 2014

A viral video sensation raises important questions about media constructions of “whiteness” and “blackness.”

The Power of Questions

Annie Huynh - January 9, 2014

This teacher asked herself, “What do I need to know to better support this student?” The answer led to more questions.

Moving Back in the New Year

Liz Clift - January 7, 2014

An exchange with an angry parent holds lessons for the new year. 

Hitting Re-set

Emily Chiariello - January 6, 2014

What if you could start the school year over again? What would you change?

Grocery Shopping Where I Work

Liz Clift - January 2, 2014

A trip to the store holds different life lessons depending on where you shop.

Intervene With Mean - Part Two

Dr. Becki Cohn-Vargas - December 30, 2013

Not all kids need the same inteventions. Check out part two of our three-part series for bullying interventions that focus on the 15 percent of students who need social skills training to stop bullying.

The Myth of the Hero Teacher

Allison Ricket - December 23, 2013

Casting educators as saviors undermines the teaching profession—and our students.

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