Implicit bias

I'm Afraid of How Many Black Students Have Been Convinced They Are Stupid by Educators Who Lack Equity Training

On the last day of third grade, all my classmates and I huddled onto a carpet much too small for children of our size, waiting for our teachers for the next year to be announced. There was an obvious...

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school leadership

Here's How We Can Make Sure Every Latino Student Feels Like They Belong

During my freshman-year orientation in college, in the fall of 1997, several people asked me if I knew Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, the queen of Tejano music. It struck me as a strange question. The...

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California

6 Ways We Can Help Reverse COVID Learning Loss for English Learners

Twenty-one months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency. With a new school year underway, the United States (U.S.) public school system has not returned to its...

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parent engagement

Meet las Familias Latinas Por La Educación. These Families Won't Be Ignored.

Throughout my 20 year career in Houston, I have fought for Latino parents and caregivers to be considered equal members of their local school systems and to be included in the education...

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Crossposts

NASA’s Diana Trujillo Didn’t Just Put Perseverance on Mars. She’s Leading the Way for Underrepresented STEM Students.

NASA Flight Director Diana Trujillo put the Perseverance rover on Mars last month. Not only did it look super cool, but successfully landing a spacecraft on Mars has proven nearly impossible to...

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educational justice

James Baldwin’s ‘Talk to Teachers’ Is Just as Relevant Today

As I sit here, processing my thoughts on the severity of events that are currently grappling with our nation, I reflect on the historical circumstances that contributed to today's conflicts. As an...

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