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June 10, 2020

Many educators feel a new sense of urgency.
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A Guide to Equity and Antiracism for Educators

Teachers shaken by recent events and wondering how to work for change in our society and schools can start with these lesson plans, videos, and other resources.


Tips for addressing microagressions
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A Look at Implicit Bias and Microaggressions

A primer on the impact of implicit biases in schools and how they can be expressed by students and faculty.


Rethinking discipline policies—and how they're implemented
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Biased Discipline at My School

A public high school administrator recounts the moment she recognized that her teachers disciplined black and white students differently.


Teachers of all races reflect on their biases.
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Reflections on Becoming More Culturally Responsive

Participants in a program on culturally responsive teaching practices share what they've learned about themselves—and how their teaching has changed as a result.


Use texts by black authors in every discipline.
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Teaching Black History in Culturally Responsive Ways

Black history is American history, and it should be taught throughout the year across the curriculum—not confined to a single month.


Addressing bias is a process.
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Bias Starts as Early as Preschool, but Can Be Unlearned

A new study finds that children show bias at a surprisingly young age. But teachers have ways to address this and create a welcoming classroom.


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