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News, suggestions, conversation and support from voices across the TT community.

Celebrate Maya Angelou

In observance of what would have been her 90th birthday, take a moment to introduce your students to legendary writer and activist Maya Angelou.

Liberated Roots

School and community gardens can be emancipatory spaces—if they’re built around culturally responsive practices. Get to know three gardening activists who have learned to ask the right questions—and listen to the answers.
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TT Grants in Action: Love Your Magic Conference

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. Read about how one teacher used her grant to help fund a daylong conference empowering girls of color in Boston.

In Memoriam

At least 152 people have died in K–12 school shootings since April 20, 1999. We honor their memories.

When Bad Things Are Happening

Once again, news is breaking about a school shooting. Your students may want to discuss this crisis as it unfolds. Here’s how.

When a First-Grader Is Called a Racist

When the word ‘racist’ brought out some strong feelings in a first-grade classroom, this teacher helped the students examine the word’s complexity.

Hate at School: April 2018

Unsafe school environments from coast to coast underscore the severity of the 38 school-based episodes of hate and bias we tracked during the month of April.

Classroom Mindfulness in Real Life: A Portrait

TT Grants coordinator Jey Ehrenhalt talked with elementary educator Kristie Burnett, who models mindfulness and brings meditative practices to the students in her third-grade classroom in upstate New York.