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Black Lives Matter

International protests in response to the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Tony McDade show the vast reach and profound importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. These resources can help you talk with students about the historical context and mission behind Black Lives Matter and work toward making your school a more affirming, safer space for Black students.

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Mental Health and Support Are Always Important

Throughout May, we've been sharing resources supporting educator and student mental health. Now, as Mental Health Awareness Month comes to a close, we hope you'll commit to integrating mental health literacy into your curricula and normalizing discussions of mental health and wellness year round.

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The Diversity of Asian American and Pacific Islander Identities

As we continue to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we hope educators commit to uplifting the diversity of AAPI identities year round. These resources offer ideas for including AAPI stories and valuing the lived experiences of AAPI people in our learning spaces, regardless of our own identities and those of our students.

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Affirming Black Lives Without Inducing Trauma

This week, we were disappointed to see wide circulation of the videos showing Ahmaud Arbery's and Sean Reed's shooting deaths. Educators have a responsibility to engage with students about this violence against Black men—and the white supremacist systems that allow it to continue. But they must do so without re-traumatizing Black students and with extra care for their mental health. These resources can help.

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Social Distancing During Ramadan

As Ramadan begins, we remind educators that social distancing may make this month especially difficult for Muslim families and students. These resources offer recommendations for teaching about the holy month and assuring your students that COVID-19 will not dim the Ramadan lights.

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Healthy Reminders During COVID-19 and School Closures

The COVID-19 outbreak and resulting social distancing guidelines affect the way we teach, learn and maintain relationships with our students and one another. These resources include a reminder to check our priorities, tips for making online courses culturally responsive and strategies for speaking up against coronavirus racism.

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Teaching Through Coronavirus

This week, we asked you what you needed in the face of uncertainty caused by school closures and the COVID-19 pandemic, and many responded. We compiled these lessons and resources to help guide you, your students and their caretakers right now.

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Honoring the 55th Anniversary of the Selma March

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march for voting rights. Hundreds of activists, students and educators organized and marched bravely in the face of racist violence and arrests. Use these resources to teach how the Selma organizers achieved one of the most significant victories of the civil rights era: the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.