Alana G. Baum

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Chicago, Illinois

Alana G. Baum is a Chicago Public Schools parent, a clinical psychologist and an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where she is teaching a seminar on the psychology of hate.

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Posted Mar. 15, 2017

Who Needs Selective Enrollment When Your Neighborhood High School Has an IB Program

This is a stressful time for many urban eighth-grade students and parents who are considering high school options, and hearing…

By Alana G. Baum

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017

We’re In Danger If We’re Not Teaching Our Students About Their Civil Rights

At Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center in Israel, there’s a photograph of a father with his hands covering his young…

By Elizabeth G. Scalia, Ana L. Solis, Alana G. Baum

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Posted Nov. 18, 2016

Teaching Our Children to Understand and Confront Hate Still Remains Our Greatest Hope and Protection for Them

Like many psychologists throughout the country, I’ve received countless calls from parents and teachers struggling with how to address last…

By Alana G. Baum

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

By Brett Bigham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

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.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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