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Florida “Success” Benchmarks Send Damaging Message

Adrienne van der Valk - February 14, 2014

Want the world for all students? Expect the world of all students.

Looking Beyond Labels

Jason Drwal - February 13, 2014

Relying too heavily on labels blinds us to exceptions, individuality and uniqueness.

Learning to Follow

Allison Ricket - February 11, 2014

Rethinking school emphasis on leadership can benefit kids who thrive behind the scenes.

Telling the Story of Privilege

Ashley Lauren Samsa - February 10, 2014

The new issue of Teaching Tolerance is packed with advice for teaching this tough subject.

Reading for Change

Natalie Sturdevant - February 7, 2014

Critical reading allows students to navigate the “quest for mutual humanization.”

What Happens in College Starts in Kindergarten

Jasmine Lester - February 6, 2014

Obama’s special task force seeks to undermine rape culture in higher education—but K-12 educators know it’s never too early to learn boundaries and respect.

American Promise and Black Male Achievement

Sara Wicht - February 4, 2014

American Promise, PBS's POV and Teaching Tolerance provide educational resources to explore the complexities of black male achievement.

Mining the Jewel of Black History Month

Emily Chiariello - February 3, 2014

Planning for Black History Month can be authentic without falling into the pitfalls of the “heroes and holidays.” Look for ways to involve the entire school community and teach about the history and experiences of African Americans across the curriculum and throughout the year.

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