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Cartoneras Meet the Common Core

Nichole Berg - January 21, 2014

This writing unit celebrates students’ talents and cultures.

Saying No to Social Bullying

Ashley Lauren Samsa - January 17, 2014

Relational aggression is often harder for educators to spot than physical bullying—but prevention is possible.

Diverting the Pipeline Happens in Shifts

Emily Chiariello - January 16, 2014

The Departments of Education and Justice have taken steps to help schools divert the school-to-prison pipeline. How will your school respond?

Teaching Around the Script

Allison Ricket - January 14, 2014

Scripted curricula can limit teachers and hurt morale. But living social justice ideals in the classroom still imparts valuable lessons to students.

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. 

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