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Recovering and Teaching Local History

Local history has a profound effect on our communities. It’s up to educators to learn and teach students about the hard history in their own backyards.
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In Defense of Caring About Difference

Many educators profess, as a virtue, that they treat all students the same. But when a student’s specific needs and story are erased, it’s not equitable—it’s damaging.
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‘When They See Us’ in Schools

As a white educator who teaches about mass incarceration, I will not be using ‘When They See Us’ in my classroom. Here’s why—and what I’ll teach instead.
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Hate at School: May 2019

Racist yearbook photos and “promposals” gone wrong are among this month’s hate incidents that marked the end of the school year.
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Teaching Juneteenth

The history of Juneteenth acknowledges hard history while also empowering students to be advocates for change.
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Voices of Hope

In this middle school, district-level grant, students hosted an interview series and spoke with people from a variety of backgrounds who found resilience, success and leadership in adulthood.