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What AP African American Studies and “The Holdovers” Have in Common

Too often, when people hear the words “intellectual rigor,” they associate it with a cantankerous, sage-on-the-stage pedagogy. The most recent pop-culture take on the stereotype appears in “The...

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Building a Brighter Future: Overcoming Educational Challenges Post-Pandemic

The masks are off. Social distancing is no more. We're vaccinated, and the national nightmare is over. Or is it? In the wake of the COVID-19 worldwide shutdown, we find ourselves with a problem...

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Beyond the Basics: 3 Key Yet Uncommon Tasks for Back-to-School Prep

Preparing for a brand new school year is exciting and stressful for teachers! So many tasks to complete in such a limited amount of time. From attending back-to-school professional development...

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Black Educators: When They Tell You to Tone Down, Turn Up.

“Too stern.” “Too loud.” “Too sassy.” “Too aggressive.” “Too blunt.” These are phrases that I was called throughout my career by white colleagues. A few years ago, I shared how a principal responded...

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Racial Violence Can Follow Students Into the Classroom–Here’s how Tenderness Can Make a Difference

N’Kengé Robertson, Chalkbeat Detroit This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. As a product of the Detroit public school system, where I...

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Report: LIFO Policies Threaten Teacher-Diversity Gains

When teachers of color are in the classroom, all students thrive through greater classroom engagement, higher academic achievement and increased cross-cultural interactions. Yet, despite the fact...

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