Terri N. Watson suggests that educators reinforce their support of critical race theory in the face of Trump attacks on it, including by recognizing that "differences are not deficits" and demanding that schools are equitably funded.
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May 29, 2020
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April 13, 2020
Four educators share strategies for responding to absenteeism - whether from remote learning or from the physical school. They include a reduced emphasis on negative consequences and a renewed focus on relationship-building.
April 24, 2019
Timothy San Pedro, Alayna Eagle Shield and Amanda Holmes wrap-up a three-part series on Native American education.
April 22, 2019
Dr. Susan C. Faircloth, Kelly Sassi, and Jennifer Borgioli share their thoughts on the challenges facing Native American youth.
April 21, 2019
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February 27, 2019
This final post in a series on school discipline and Back girls includes recommendations from Venus E. Evans-Winters, Zakiyah Ansari, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz. The entire series has been guest-edited by Dr. Terri N. Watson.