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Find resources to help build an inclusive school community for students from different cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds and for children with unique instructional needs.

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  • 5 Strategies to Help Black Students Feel at Home in School

    White teachers who take the time to know their Black students as individuals can foster a feeling of belonging that students need.
    Ralinda Watts
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  • A professional Black woman looks out the window with a reflective expression

    Why Black Teachers Walk Away

    Teachers of color are leaving the profession at staggering rates. A new study highlights some of the reasons why.
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  • Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits

    Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits

    When students learn about each other’s identities, it helps them understand their own biases and prejudices, as well as build a space of respect and tolerance for all.
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  • How to Introduce Lessons on Disability

    Disability should have a place in schools’ anti-bias work along with race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Through Ethnic Studies, Schools Push to Include Marginalized Perspectives

    Ethnic studies proponents say K–12 curriculum has remained largely Eurocentric and disconnected from the growing population of students of color in the U.S.
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  • A High School Turns to Former Students to Address Racism on Campus

    Alumni at a predominantly White high school opened up about the racism they experienced as students—and helped change the culture of the school.
    190
  • What Does Good Listening Look Like?

    Sitting completely still with eyes on the teacher doesn’t work for all students, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t paying attention.
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  • Teaching Black History Year-Round Requires Rigorous Sight

    The vastness of the Black experience in America extends far beyond one month of the year.
    346
  • How Educators Can Better Support LGBTQ Teachers of Color

    Queer teachers from marginalized racial and ethnic groups face unique challenges, but backing from colleagues can help a lot.
    292
  • Encouraging Middle School Students to Embrace Differences

    As students grapple with discovering their identities, teachers can help by modeling how to accept different identities with compassion.
    418
  • Why Teachers of Color Matter for Students of Color to Succeed

    Why Teachers of Color Matter for Students of Color to Succeed

    Research shows that having a teacher of color can help students of color reach better outcomes; but the benefits extend to all young people, preparing them to live and work in an increasingly diverse society.
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  • Hard Classroom Conversations About Anti-Asian Racism

    How a teacher and her colleagues are taking on racism and violence against Asian Americans. 
    278
  • A photo collage of Angela Davis, Web DuBois, Sojourner Truth, Alain LeRoy Locke, Frantz Fanon, and bell hooks

    4 Black Philosophers to Teach Year-Round

    Weaving philosophy lessons into your curriculum can tease out bigger questions about identity, human rights, and artistic expression. 
    1.9k
  • An illustration of pages of history with different identities

    Addressing Race and Racism Head-On in the Classroom

    From featuring stories of resistance to making sure kids see themselves represented in the classroom, a few things to keep in mind when teaching American history.
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  • Preparing Staff for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives

    Getting teacher buy-in is the most important step, and laying the groundwork for frank conversations will help administrators start.
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