This July, Pilot Our New Tool!

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CARE is seeking K-12 educators across the nation to try out our brand-new curriculum review tool.  We’re looking for volunteers during now, to try out the tool in July.   The digital tool is designed to give educators an opportunity to quickly review learning resources for alignment to our five antiracist principles. Learning resources include anything used…

Advice for a Teacher in Minnesota

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We are personally running out of ways to describe the anguish and exhaustion of living and teaching during this time. We know the news cycle is more than any adult should have to handle, and we know that our students are bearing the same, if not more, of the burden. Unfortunately, we know we have not seen last of racial trauma and violence. With that…

The Students are Watching

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The other day I asked my two Black children if they ever had any antiracist teachers. They paused, unsure how to answer. After an extended silence, I asked them if their teachers ever did anything racist. “Definitely,” they said. They provided me with examples, such as the curriculum the teachers used, or the ways in which a teacher made them feel, or their ability to trust a teacher enough…

Begin with the Truth

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The American Medical Association recognized last year that racism is a threat to public health. While the harm is greatest for Black and Brown people, it in fact hurts us all. We must, in John Lewis’ words, work out how to “lay down the heavy burden of hate at last.” Last year, amid countless reasons…

An Antiracist Teacher in Every Classroom

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Sometimes, I find myself daydreaming. What if being an antiracist educator was a minimum expectation for any position in the field? What opportunities would await our students? What more could become of our schools? Or world? One of my favorite School Reform Initiative professional learning protocols, which is often used when embarking on educational equity…

Research as a Superpower

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I learned to research when I joined my high school debate team. In retrospect, I was lucky to have been primed for the task by a family that was fanatic about the riches of public libraries and teachers who encouraged me to read to my heart’s content. But, the rigorous practice of seeking out as many sources…