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Posted Oct. 25, 2017

VIDEO: Meet the Bronx Educator Who Uses Hip-Hop to Teach Science

As a science teacher in the same school system where I attended elementary and high school, I have noticed a significant lack of engagement and what many call an aversion for learning science among Black male students.…

By Edmund Adjapong

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Posted Dec. 21, 2016

VIDEO: Students of Color at America’s Top Schools Are Made to Feel Thankful for Just Being There

I recently wrote an article articulating my frustrations about fetishizing and valuing folks of color at elite institutions and wanted to follow-up with a video sharing…

By Doreen Mohammed

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Posted Dec. 14, 2016

Stop Fetishizing Minority Students as Superhuman Poverty Survivors

Why must we always outperform White folks at elite institutions? Resilience. Grit. Strength. Resistance. Surviving, thriving and surpassing against all odds, statistics and the status…

By Doreen Mohammed

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Posted Aug. 22, 2016

Statisticians Without Data Are Painting a Misleading Picture About Charter Schools

For a statistician, Andrew Gelman of Columbia University has an apparent discomfort with data. What else can explain his recent piece in Vox, co-written with…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 25, 2016

What This Barber Can Teach You About Cultural Competency in the Classroom

Of Barbers and Beauty Shops On a beautiful fall afternoon at the end of October, a group of scholars sat around a magnificently decorated table…

By Chris Emdin

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Posted June 25, 2015

Special Education Is a Right for Children of Color, Not a Privilege

My nephew has a speech impediment. In his early years it was an adorable addition to his cute and quirky personality, but by the first…

By Kayla Patrick

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Posted Mar. 23, 2018

I’m Going to #MarchForOurLives Because, Honestly, How Can I Not?

Protest has been a topic for a long time around my house. Like a lot of people, I participated in the Women’s March in January…

By Victoria Clayton

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Posted Mar. 19, 2018

It’s Damn Near Impossible to Be a Teacher-Leader and Still Teach

A few weeks ago, I was out of the classroom. When I came back, the substitute teacher’s notes were not good. “I wish I could…

By Tom Rademacher

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Posted Mar. 20, 2018

Black Girls Need More Than Michelle Obama

There’s danger in the singular Michelle Obama Black girl role-model narrative. There has been a beautiful picture circulating of a young African-American girl looking up…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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