If we aren’t addressing racism, we aren’t addressing trauma

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By Dena Simmons During my school years, I learned about white scholars, white inventors, white ideas, and white theories. I did not read a book about...

For Black educators when school systems aren’t doing enuf

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By Dena Simmons I write these words a week after the Breonna Taylor verdict and two days after the first presidential debate, where I watched President Trump...

Finding the courage to be specific about systemic racism in education

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By Matthew R. Kay The vicious homicide of George Floyd in Minneapolis opened up wounds that too many of us have downplayed for centuries. Meanwhile,...

Lessons from crisis: trauma-responsive teaching tools for the work ahead

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By Arlène E. Casimir  Ancient wisdom traditions in various indigenous cultures teach us that every healing journey begins with a crisis. I learned this fundamental truth...

Responding to hateful speech in schools

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By Mica Pollock On campuses across the country and across our communities, hate-filled speech has been on the rise as students emulate divisive language in national...

So, you want to hire a DEI officer? Here’s what to know first

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As school leaders think about developing positions devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion, they must first assess their why.

Black lives ain’t never gon’ matter in the classroom until Black English does

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A teacher offers advice on battling linguistic racism in the classroom.

Digging deeper into school racial conversations

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By Matthew Kay As the author of a book about classroom conversations on race, I've had many surreal experiences and interactions. None have given me...

Reopening schools: What knowledge can we rely upon?

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By Didier Jourdan, Nicola Gray, Sean Slade & Michael Marmot As the Director General of WHO indicated on March 12, the management of the Covid-19...

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