Shamar Knight-Justice

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Assistant Dean, KIPP WAYS Primary

Atlanta, Georgia

Shamar Knight-Justice is an assistant dean at KIPP WAYS Primary. He spends his days teaching Black and Brown kids how to take over the world, trying not to get yelled at by his wife for leaving twice-worn socks on the living room floor, and jogging slowly through Atlanta (pronounced A-lan-nuuh), Georgia.

He blogs at EdLANTA.

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Posted Oct. 9, 2017

Video: I Never Had a Black Male Educator, So I Became One

Throughout my entire K-12 educational career, not once did I have a Black male educator. For nearly eight hours a…

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Posted Feb. 17, 2017

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Are Essential to #MyBlackHistory

They represent our history of resilience. Our thirst for knowledge. Our ability to create brilliance, despite intentional acts to restrict Black minds.…

By Shamar Knight-Justice

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Posted Jan. 12, 2017

Hidden Figures Are Sitting in Our Classrooms. And We’re Hiding Them.

Hidden. Figures. History books overlook pivotal instances and contributors to our country’s past. Some of these moments simply lacked a scribe or…

By Shamar Knight-Justice

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Posted Dec. 14, 2016

Teachers, Here’s How You Can Make These Last Days Before Break Count

The gap between Thanksgiving and winter break can be one of the most challenging stretches in time any teacher experiences. It’s…

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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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