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Courageous Inclusive Leadership Can Overcome the Polarization of Public Education

School superintendents and state education commissioners have some of the most challenging jobs in America. To succeed, one must be a talented educator, a collaborative community leader, and a...

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5 Ways We Can Start to Dismantle White Supremacy in Our Schools

All children deserve a good education, but too many of them do not receive one. Unsurprisingly, students who are most likely to attend under-resourced schools with underprepared teachers are poor,...

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9 Tips for Helping Your Students Become Activists

A critical part of education includes responding to the problems around us. We can do that in many ways in our schools and our classrooms. One way is by helping students create highly effective...

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Meet Two Teachers Learning to Center Their Students' Identities Without Losing Sight of Their Own

Lindsay Singer and Ashley McCall are both third grade teachers at Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center in Chicago. Lindsay teaches mathematics and inquiry. And Ashley is an English language...

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I Know What the Challenges Are for Black Teachers and How to Start Fixing Them

I will never forget the moment last year when a seventh-grade African American student came to my door and said, “Mr. Taylor, I just wanted to stop by and say hello, and I want to be like you when I...

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Here's How Culturally Sustaining Curriculum Roots Students in a Legacy of Strength

I started my teaching career teaching music. I’d been a professional musician for a decade—performing, touring and recording jazz and Latin music. With some experience as a teaching artist and a...

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