What We’re Reading This Week: February 28, 2020

A weekly sampling of articles, blogs and reports relevant to TT educators.

Your Kids Don’t Have to Inherit Your Body-Image Issues 

The New York Times 

“We don’t want our kids to learn to change themselves anytime they’re teased or feel like they don’t fit in. We want them to stand up to that kind of stigma.” 


‘Bus Stops Should Be Safe’: Oregon Department Of Education Pushes Back On ICE Actions 

Oregon Public Broadcasting 

“Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill argued that the federal agency’s recent arrest of a parent at a bus stop was ‘unsafe… traumatic…and is counter to our shared values for schools and the children we serve in Oregon.’” 


Yet Another Reason Why Researchers Think Diverse Teachers Can Help Students of Color 

The Seattle Times 

“[Students are] more likely to take advanced classes when they have the option to take one from a Black teacher. The study adds to a growing body of evidence that hints that greater representation by teachers of color can boost students’ academic success.” 


These Overlooked Black Women Shaped Malcolm X's Life 


“In one of his most iconic speeches, delivered on May 22, 1962, he insisted, 'the most disrespected person in America is the black woman.' Malcolm’s words ring true to this day — and marginalization of black women’s voices in mainstream narratives of his life underscore this point.” 


Katherine Johnson Should Also Be Remembered for Desegregating Higher Education 

The Washington Post 

“Johnson skillfully navigated the lonely and often hostile ivory tower, and the result was a successful orbital flight by a U.S. astronaut during the Cold War-era space race. Her efforts paved the way for countless other black female scholars.”