whole child

Seeking Justice for Black and Brown Children? Focus on the Social Determinants of Health

The fight for educational equity has never been just about schools. The real North Star for this work is providing opportunities for each child to thrive into adulthood. This means that our advocacy...

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Math

Why Math Identity Matters

The story you tell yourself about your own math ability tends to become true. This isn’t some Oprah aphorism about attracting what you want from the universe. Well, I guess it kind of is, but...

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anti-racism

The Backlash to the Backlash against Black History

When high school students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, were allegedly told they couldn’t discuss slavery and civil rights during a Black History Month program because it made an administrator...

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educational civil rights

You Gotta Fight For Your Right To Study

Threats to our civil liberties are alive and well. On Tuesday, the Republican House Oversight Committee disbanded its subcommittee on civil rights and civil liberties, which had been focused on...

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CRT

The Furor Over AP African American Studies, Explained

On Feb. 1, 2023, the College Board released a revised framework for its Advanced Placement (AP) African American Studies course, which is currently being piloted in 60 schools across the U.S. In...

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Teaching

EXPLAINED: Why the ‘Science of Reading’ is Vital in Classrooms

Reading is a vital skill. Yet there are approximately 25 million children in the U.S. who cannot read proficiently, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In shutting...

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