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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.

No Choice for Many Students

M. Geron Gadd - January 31, 2014

The law is touted as a way to provide "school choice," but in reality it discriminates against many impoverished families.

The Textual Lineage of a Teacher

Emily Chiariello - January 30, 2014
What are the important textual touchstones in your life?

A Teacher Remembers Pete Seeger

Dr. Mikki Shaw - January 29, 2014

The legendary folk singer affected students through avenues beyond song.

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