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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos told the House Committee on Education and the Workforce that it's a "school decision" whether educators report undocumented students to ICE. Not only does this suggestion conflict with settled law, but it also fundamentally undermines the promise of our schools as a place where all students can thrive. This edition of The Moment offers guidance on how to speak up for the children in your care.

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Educators Resist East Tennessee ICE Raid

Local school, church and nonprofit staff members gathered to protest an immigration raid at a local meat packing plant—and to support the children of detained workers.

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What We're Reading This Week: May 25, 2018

The academic benefits of teacher-student relationships, teaching emotional resilience to fifth graders, responses to Betsy DeVos and other stories that caught our eye this week.

A Teacher’s Plea to America

One teacher reflects on what it means for students to go to school every day after Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland and Santa Fe.

Teachers, Facebook and Civic Engagement

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, many people—educators chief among them—joined activist Facebook groups. Researchers at the University of Florida studied how these groups influenced educators’ civic engagement. Here’s what they learned.
Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

Teaching Hard History: American Slavery

Teaching Hard History: American Slavery is a comprehensive guide to teaching this critical topic and to helping students understand how slavery influences us in the present day.

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