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Empowering Teachers to Become Activists

Educators noticed tension within the school community between Muslim and non-Muslim teachers, students and staff. They wanted to help teachers to tackle this problem effectively, so they collaborated to create a professional development training that empowers teachers to address social justice needs in their school buildings. They planned a one-day workshop for local educators called “Understanding the Muslim American Experience: Leadership Training.”
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Latinx Leaders Tomorrow

To empower Latinx middle schoolers, eighth-grade teachers encouraged students to envision themselves as leaders by interviewing Latinx leaders in their community about how they overcame obstacles and successfully navigated the path to adulthood.
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Spotlight on Latinx Leaders Tomorrow

TT Educator Grants support social justice work in the classroom, as well as at the school and district levels. Latinx middle schoolers in California interviewed community leaders who reflected about the challenging and rewarding path to a thriving adulthood.
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Voting and Democracy Grants in Action: Latinx Advocates

TT Voting and Democracy Grants fund projects that encourage students to become empowered advocates for voting in their communities. Grants and School Programs Manager Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with grantee Sarah Emmett about the work her students will be doing this fall.
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Hate at School: July 2018

Reports of hate may have slowed, but they did not stop during the summer months. We tracked 13 incidents from eight states in July.
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Diverse Perspectives

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. Read about how one teacher used a TT grant to fund an oral storytelling project to promote positive identity and diverse cultural perspectives.
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Spotlight on 'Courageous, Eccentric, Diverse'

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. In this interview, grantee Amy Dickerson discusses her project working with students in New Orleans to consider possible replacements for Confederate statues.
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Love Your Magic Conference

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. Read about how one teacher used her grant to help fund a daylong conference empowering girls of color in Boston.