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Walla Walla, Wash. is three plane flights, a few thousand miles and a climactic shift from Montgomery, Ala. As our recent report Teaching the Movement showed, there’s also a lot of distance between Washington’s sadly sketchy requirements for student learning about the civil rights movement and Alabama’s relatively ambitious standards.
What happens when we don’t teach about the history of racism? Turn on the news.
Supporting trans and gender-fluid students requires the courage to try until you get it right.
A new report reveals that most states still do not adequately teach the civil rights movement. Until this material becomes second nature to students, conversations about race won’t move us forward.
Heritage months offer opportunities to model yearlong inclusive teaching practices.
Just because a bookshelf is full of "classics" doesn't mean it holds universal life lessons.
Introverts are often pushed to be talkative and outgoing. Doing so devalues their identities.