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What We’re Reading This Week: January 11, 2019

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

Serena Williams: The Power of Unapologetic Greatness 

Allure 

“Venus and I were not afraid to wear braids. We weren’t afraid to be black in tennis. And that was different.” 

 

Survey: LGBTQ Kids in Miss. Are Overwhelmingly Harassed at School. 56 Percent Don't Report It. 

Clarion Ledger 

“Leaders throughout the state of Mississippi must prioritize the safety and well-being of all students by supporting comprehensive policies and practices that are inclusive and affirming of LGBTQ students.” 

 

Absenteeism, Teacher Stress, and School Safety: School Climate Factors to Watch in 2019 

Education Week 

“Public concerns about safety fueled by school shootings, a fresh wave of teacher activism, and a changing federal approach to civil rights enforcement. Here's how those issues, and a few others, may shape school climates in 2019.” 

 

STUDENT VOICE: ‘I Grew Up Being Called a Terrorist’ 

The Hechinger Report 

“Education has provided me the tools to stand up, speak out and stop hate. It is now my duty to pass those tools to others. That is how real change is created.” 

 

A Mom and Her Teenage Daughter Brace for a Future Apart 

NPR 

“Later this year, TPS [temporary protected status] — a humanitarian program — is set to expire for nearly 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador, including [Maria] Rivas. If forced to leave the U.S., Maria won't take her U.S.-born daughter, Emily, with her.”