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May 01, 2018

The Effects of Unequal School Discipline Strategies

Guest blogger Amanda Ronan writes, "The harsh reality is that certain discipline practices are the reflections of institutionalized racism and outward discrimination against people of color and other underserved communities."

April 24, 2018

Unequal School Discipline Strategies Set the Stage for Lifelong Discrimination

Guest blogger Amanda Ronan says, "As a school leader, you probably don't need federal guidelines to tell you whether these practices are negatively impacting your school and your students. School climate is under your jurisdiction, so you know what's bubbling up in your environment."

March 27, 2018

Are There Unseen Children In Your School?

What do we know, what can we be sure of, and what do we need to learn about how it feels to be a child in our schools?

January 30, 2018

Leading and Teaching in an Equitable System

Daring to have real conversations with others holding different points of view is important. Practicing what we expect children to understand and do cannot happen with integrity unless we are practicing this ourselves.

November 14, 2017

Can Schools Be Inclusive? Examine The Data.

We can't anticipate every storm and we may grow weary of trying. But, the ground of civil rights seems to be shaking and it merits watching.

October 24, 2017

Why Should All School Leaders Address Racism?

Our painful racial days are not ancient history. If we are courageous enough and if we want to make a differnce, perhaps we can help the wounds heal and respect grow.

October 03, 2017

Moral Leadership: What Would Your 5 Minute Speech Be?

Silveria's value based message wasn't tentative nor half-hearted. He told the gathering that they should be "outraged", that small ideas and horrific thinking needs to be replaced by a better idea. What would you do?

September 26, 2017

School Leaders, Racial Bias, and Hope

Unlike the POTUS, our actions will directly, and immediately impact children and families. So, we cannot be complacent.

August 15, 2017

3 Important School Leadership Lessons From Charlottesville

Where but public schools do we create a citizenry with an understanding of the relationship between rights and responsibilities, between democracy and despotism and why our founders created three branches of government with different but equal powers.

August 03, 2017

8 Questions to Help Leaders Prepare for Confrontation & Empowered Bias

There is an America that has been hidden for a long time that will enter schools stealthily. We must be alert and protect the values we embrace in our work with children.

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