Stop Talking

In the wake of the protests over the past week, I have made some time to read a number of statements by other college and university presidents. Eloquently written, they remind us of our values. Some people said they stand against hate, bigotry, profound ignorance and casual cruelty. Others discussed valuing inclusiveness and equality, as …

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Attacking the Black–White Opportunity Gap That Comes from Residential Segregation

Attacking the Black–White Opportunity Gap That Comes from Residential Segregation KIMBERLY QUICK AND RICHARD D. KAHLENBERG Residential segregation between black and white Americans remains both strikingly high and deeply troubling. Black–white residential segregation is a major source of unequal opportunity for African Americans: among other things, it perpetuates an enormous wealth gap and excludes black …

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A Sense of Mattering: A Group Intervention for African American Boys

Research shows that African American students with higher quality student–teacher relationships scored higher on achievement tests compared to African American students with lower quality relationships A Sense of Mattering: A Group Intervention for African American Boys Eva M. Gibson, Mariama Cook Sandifer, Winifred Bedford Abstract African American boys have been disproportionately represented in school discipline …

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Black Boys Matter: Strategies for a Culturally Responsive Classroom

This kind of exposure is critical to the boys’ development of a healthy sense of self and agency. This is the second of two articles discussing ways teachers can make their classrooms more welcoming and supportive learning spaces for Black boys. The first article, “Black Boys Matter: Cultivating Their Identity, Agency, and Voice,” was published …

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Black Boys Matter: Cultivating Their Identity, Agency, and Voice – Part 1

How can teachers learn to identify and address their own biases and increase their cultural competence? This is the first of two articles discussing ways teachers can make their classrooms more welcoming and supportive learning spaces for Black boys. Hakeem, a 4-year-old Black boy, is enrolled at a preschool where most of the staff is …

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Culturally Responsive Curriculum

Culturally responsive teaching is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including students’ cultural references in all aspects of learning. 5 CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES Over the past few decades, students, their experiences, upbringings, and backgrounds have changed. Classrooms now reflect families of varying races, cultures, and socioeconomic statuses. As a result, the way teachers …

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Can We Leapfrog?

Educational progress around the world has tended to focus sequentially on access, quality, and relevance… Off the Beaten Path An excerpt from Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive. By Rebecca Winthrop, with Adam Barton & Eileen McGivney Jul. 10, 2018 Leapfrogging Inequality: Remaking Education to Help Young People Thrive Rebecca Winthrop, with Adam Barton & …

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