Derrick P. Alridge

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Professor

Charlottesville, Virginia

Derrick P. Alridge is a professor at the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development and the founder and director of the Teachers in the Movement Initiative, an oral history project that examines the ideas and pedagogy of teachers in the civil rights movement. Alridge also serves as director of UVA’s Center for Race and Public Education in the South and is a Public Voices fellow with UVA’s OpEd Project.

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Posted Feb. 1, 2019

We Cannot Go Another Month Without Teachers Knowing Black History

In just the past several weeks, school systems across the United States have, at last, taken the steps to elevate…

By Derrick P. Alridge

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Posted July 19, 2021

Are Teachers Leaving Because of Pandemic Stress? It’s Complicated.

Plenty of news stories have raised concerns about mass teacher shortages due to pandemic stress. And it’s true that teachers, principals and district leaders have…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 27, 2021

15 Questions That Predominantly White Schools Should Ask When Engaging in Non-Performative Anti-Racist Work

Last week, I had a consulting call with a potential client (a white teacher), who teaches in a predominantly white school/neighborhood and wants to engage…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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