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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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Youth—United! #Enough in Chicago, Illinios

We reached out to students from around the United States who are working to keep their schools safe from gun violence. This time, we caught up with senior Alex King, Peace Warrior and leader with Good Kids, Mad City at North Lawndale College Prep High School.

Constructively Responding to Hate

When neo-Nazis planned a march on their campus, these educators found a way to push back—even as they let their students lead the way.

What Does the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mean to You?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago this week. For many social justice educators, this is an opportunity to reflect on how Dr. King influenced them and how the causes he worked for still influence their students and society at large.

Making King Real for Students Today

TT Director Maureen Costello watched Dr. King's legacy evolve from a "dangerous man to a secular saint in the public mind." On the anniversary of his assassination, she encourages teachers to break through the simplistic narrative and share his righteous anger at poverty and militarism.