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If You Are Latina and They Say You Can't Achieve, I'm Here to Say Si Se Puede!

As a sixth-grader, I stood near my new school’s entrance, trying to find solace in a corner. It was my first day attending school in the United States—one of the most terrifying days of my life....

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Diversity

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.) I already have my three opening day outfits laid out—my...

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Achievement Gap

White Women Are Going to Have to Do a Lot More Than Just Thank Black Women, We Need to Get to Work

The Black women of Alabama saved their state and the nation from would-be Sen. Roy Moore. They answered the call. Seems to me that we owe it to them to follow suit and also answer the call when it...

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Diversity

Coffee Break: Jared Joiner on Why Education Should Be the Leader in Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Jared Joiner is the executive director of strategy and communications for the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), where he ensures students have the tools to fulfill the graduate profile...

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Role Models in the Classroom

You Can Be Teacher of the Year and Still Get Fired for Being Gay

I feel I’m way too young to say I have a place in history, but it is LGBT History Month and I am staking claim. In 2014 I was named Oregon’s Teacher of the Year. I was immensely proud of the fact...

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Role Models in the Classroom

VIDEO: This Detroit Teacher Uses Hip-Hop Literacy to Engage His Students and the Community

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKDhb8iYzAM Video Series: Black Male Educators Speak In partnership with Education Post, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) has launched the Black Male...

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