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Anti-racist Action for White Educators

Too often, educators of color are burdened with leading and supporting anti-racist work in schools and districts—perhaps even more so during COVID-19 and this year’s widespread calls for such work. These resources can help white educators and administrators take action now, carry their fair share of this work and ensure they’re in it for the long haul.

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2020

Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday still observed as Columbus Day in many states. On this day—and year-round—we hope you’ll commit to teaching the truth about Indigenous history and the experiences of Indigenous peoples. These resources can help.

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Take Action for Youth Justice

Started by the Campaign for Youth Justice, October is Youth Justice Action Month (YJAM), a time to “raise awareness and inspire action on behalf of young people impacted by our criminal justice system.” These resources explain how the school-to-prison and school-to-deportation pipelines all too often begin in the classroom. And they offer ways educators can interrupt these systems.

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Confronting White Nationalism

After the president of the United States refused to denounce white supremacy at Tuesday night’s debate, some leaders of white nationalist groups publicly anticipated a spike in new recruits. We hope these resources will help you recognize—and confront—white nationalism and radicalization if you see it in your students.

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Today Is National Voter Registration Day!

The 2020 election is six weeks away, and time is winding down for future voters to get registered! Whether you’re working remotely or in-person, these resources can help you teach students of any age about voting and civic engagement. Here, you’ll find easy advice on helping students register, along with recommendations and resources for teaching about voting rights and voter suppression.

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Our Fall 2020 Magazine Is Here!

Check out our newest issue and learn about the communities creating schools where students and immigrant families feel safe and welcomed; hear from veteran educators about how white supremacy informs interactions between educators and students; and get ideas for ensuring your students are informed, involved and ready to vote this election season! If you haven’t yet had a chance to dive in, these articles are a great place to start.

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Democracy in Action: A New Issue of ‘Teaching Tolerance’ Magazine

During a season of protests and pandemic, our Fall 2020 magazine is here. Dive in to discover how students and educators are fighting for our rights, and how they’ve always done so. Here, we’ve highlighted an illuminating interview with This Book Is Anti-Racist author Tiffany Jewell, about engaging children and young people in anti-racism, and a Story Corner for young readers, about speaking up against Coronavirus racism. We hope you find value in these stories—and in every story in our new issue.

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Are You Ready to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month! To help you celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month with your students, we’ve compiled some of our favorite resources for bringing Latinx voices to the classroom. We hope these help you uplift a diverse range of intersectional Hispanic and Latinx identities, experiences, cultures and histories.