5 Things Educators Can Do to Address Bias in Their School

Every day, educators, administrators and students carry with them attitudes and beliefs that may affect their understanding of a situation, their interactions with others, and their decision-making. If these beliefs are colored by negative stereotypes or biases, they can lead to misunderstandings and an unhealthy school climate, if not outright hostility or conflict. Acknowledging, understanding … Continued

Education Leader and Expert Take on Growing White Nationalism in Schools

Reports from the FBI, school administrators and advocacy groups that track hate incidents indicate that white nationalism, hate speech and other forms of bigoted extremism are on the rise across the United States. Because schools are hubs of our communities – and often the center of interactions among students of diverse races, ethnicities and religions … Continued

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Ed Dept. Threat to Middle Eastern Studies Program Deprives Educators, Students, Says Teacher

By Félix Pérez In what is being described as an “overly ideological” overreach that could stifle academic freedom, the U.S. Education Department has threatened to strip the funding of the Duke-University of North Carolina Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies. Tinisha Shaw, a member of the first cohort of teachers to go through the yearlong program, says the criticism … Continued

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Facebook Live Panel Focuses on #MeToo at School

Some male elementary students in the Oakland Unified School District used to have a tradition they called “Slap Ass Fridays.”  It was so pervasive, according to a 4th-grade girl at one Oakland school, that she and all her friends would stand with their backs against a wall every recess and lunch period in order to … Continued

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