Derrick P. Alridge

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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 Feb. 13, 2019

Before Trump Jr. Calls Me a ‘Loser Teacher,’ How About He Steps Inside My Classroom?

It was in my junior English III class during third period when I observed two junior girls, on fundamentally opposite sides of the political aisle,…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted Feb. 14, 2019

This New Report Shows How Parents and Teachers Can Work Together

As a parent, I want my children to love learning and succeed academically. But even though I work full-time in education, I don’t always feel…

By Jason Zimba

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Posted Feb. 14, 2019

Black Lives Matter in Schools This Month and Every Damn Month

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, I had the honor of speaking at the Black Lives Matter in Schools Week of Action rally. The audience was…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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