Fatima Alleyne

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Parent

Berkeley, Caifornia

Fatima Alleyne is a proud wife and mother of four children. She is employed as a general research engineer at the United States Department of Agriculture investigating renewable energy sources for processing fruits and vegetables. She is also committed to education, serving on several committees at work and in her community, such as the Outreach, Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO) Committee, Blackboard of West Contra Costa, African American Parent Support Group, and Learning Out of the Box Experience (LOBE) Committee. Alleyne is also an education advocate who supports other parents in advocating for quality and equitable educational opportunities/ experiences for their children.

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Posted May 6, 2016

Finding My Black Daughter a School Where Low Expectations Were Not an Option

I’m an engineer by trade, but I consider myself a scientist at heart. When it comes to the education of…

By Fatima Alleyne

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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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