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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 Whose Renaissance?

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. Grants Manager Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with Chris Dolgos about his project investigating the equity of urban renewal.
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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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"We Have to Start Having These Conversations"

TT Educator Grants support social justice at the classroom, school and district levels. TT's grants manager spoke with grantee Jenny Finn about her project helping her Appalachian students explore racism and white privilege close to home.
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"What Is Being Normalized?"

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district level. TT's grant manager caught up with grantee Chris Hass, whose project included families in his students' social justice education.
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When Décor Is More Than Décor

Two examples of clashing interpretations went viral this week; both of them involved the use of cotton as a decorative statement.