Schools have no business judging children or their parents for behaviors we don't understand. Most educators find it their professional responsibility to discover why children don't meet expectations.
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December 05, 2017
Consider a time when we felt lonely or different from those around us. In that common moment, we can find answers for how to help these children feel seen and heard and understood.
September 26, 2017
Unlike the POTUS, our actions will directly, and immediately impact children and families. So, we cannot be complacent.
August 27, 2017
The lines that separate childhood from adolescence and adolescence from adulthood have disappeared. Rites of passage are few. But there is something schools can and should do.
June 13, 2017
We offer public schools to every child so they can develop intellect, character and gain self-worth. Let's prepare over the summer so we can begin the next school year by welcoming all students equally and making school their learning home.
May 30, 2017
We cannot allow the new philosophy in Washington to change our 'state of mind'. We believe in our purpose and in every child.
April 18, 2017
We can disrupt, with a mighty effort perhaps, the development of the behaviors that contribute to entering the pipeline.
February 07, 2017
In order to understand the business of bias and race, we have to begin to understand how deeply it is woven into the practices of our society.
January 17, 2017
As educators, we may hope to be colorblind. But is there something beyond being colorblind that will make us better and stronger leaders for children of all colors and cultures? Too often we see our good intentions rather than the real lives of others.
December 22, 2016
We wish you a week and a holiday filled with joy and generosity. And we affirm your work and your open hearts. Children need adults in their lives who will see them and who will keep them safe as they grow. It is the most precious gift.