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Complexities of Complexion

Nichole Berg - March 28, 2014

By outward appearance, this writer looks white—but she doesn't see herself that way.

Teach the Movement Better with TT's New Guide

Teaching Tolerance Staff - March 26, 2014

Most states’ social studies and history standards don’t provide a full picture of the civil rights movement—some barely mention it at all. Our new guide supports educators in raising the bar locally and inspiring widespread change in how students learn the movement.

Ding! Start Your Class off Right!

Sara Wicht - March 26, 2014

Bell ringers jump-start student learning and take the chaos out of the beginning of class.

Religious Diversity Webinar—Coming Soon!

Teaching Tolerance Staff - March 24, 2014

A new webinar—hosted by TT and Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding—tells you what you need to know about the legalities of discussing religion in the classroom.

But Slower…

Jim Hiller - March 21, 2014

Kids who don’t “get it” may need a new approach, not slower teaching.

Meet the Finalists!

Teaching Tolerance Staff - March 20, 2014

Learn more about the 10 teachers in the running for the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The Activists We’ve Been Waiting For

Jed Oppenheim - March 19, 2014

This summer’s 50th anniversary celebration of Freedom Summer is not just an opportunity for nostalgia. We still have a lot of work to do.

The Central Struggle of Our Time

John Adams - March 17, 2014

Bayard Rustin’s participation in the civil rights movement enshrined his place in the history of the 20th century, and his life’s work has become newly relevant during a time when LGBT rights are at the forefront of the American conscience.

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