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What We’re Reading This Week: September 20, 2019

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

Wanted: Teachers as Diverse as Their Students 

Education Week 

“This is the first time anybody has said to them that your experiences and the person you are is so valuable to this community. We want you to come back to share that knowledge.” 

 

Back to School but Nothing’s Normal. Schools Mobilize to Help Children of Immigrants After Traumatic Summer 

LA School Report 

“[Schools are] getting ready, [with] practical approaches. They’re reviewing and updating family preparedness plans and emergency contact information. Before students even begin the learning process, they need to feel safe and secure … Our schools are very purposeful about the social, emotional, and cultural aspects of community-building.” 

 

Greta Thunberg Wants You — Yes, You — to Join the Climate Strike 

Teen Vogue 

“How do you want to look back at your life? Do you want to be able to say that you did fight against it and tried to push for a change early on? Or do you want to say that, ‘No, I just went on going like everyone else because it was too uncomfortable.’” 

 

The Untold Story of Wrestler Andrew Johnson’s Dreadlocks 

The Undefeated 

“Watching the video of the match, I saw Maloney give Drew 90 seconds to shatter either a pillar of his identity or his bond with his teammates and his home. Sitting in the barber chair beneath Perez’s buzzing clippers 3½ months later, Drew was still trying to reassemble the pieces of who he used to be.” 

 

The Changing Face of School Integration 

The Washington Post 

“While segregation in parts of America has persisted, the number of students affected has inched up only slightly. Out of 46.4 million public school students, about 5.8 million attended schools that were not integrated in 2017.”