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Stifled Support: How Our Silence on Police Brutality Affects the Mental Health of Our Students

By Isaiah Moore With the reading of the Derek Chauvin verdict, two things came to mind for me: how happy I am that justice was served for George Floyd’s family and that I am actually feeling miserable. One wouldn’t expect … Continue reading

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6 Ways Educators Can Create Safe Spaces for Students of Color

By Isaiah Moore I first noticed it in retrospect. In my second year of college, while writing a proposal to my city advocating for better youth programming as a strategy to thwart teenage homicide, I thought about the variables that allowed me … Continue reading

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How to Use #DisruptTexts for Transformative Learning

By Isaiah Moore Before the name Black Panther conjured images of a superhero, I’d heard it mentioned only once in school. My eleventh-grade US history teacher said blandly, “People died because of the racist beliefs of the Black Panthers. Their … Continue reading

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On Being a Teacher and an Ally

By Molly Breen Parents and educators have long grappled with whether and how to address difficult subjects with young children. Common concerns include age-appropriateness and a worry of overwhelming children with adult concerns. But truthfully, kids will pick up on … Continue reading

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Share the Wealth: Spotlight on Community

By Laurel Lisovskis, BSW Part 1 in our Share the Wealth series. Click to read other Share the Wealth posts. It is no secret that we continue to feel the pinch in the realm of public school budgets. Across the … Continue reading

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