The First Black Schools Disproved White Supremacists’ Views

Horace Mann Bond, father of the late Civil Rights leader, Julian Bond,  went to the rural South to study African-American schools towards the beginning of the Great Depression. Surprisingly, he brought back images that many could not believe at the time: African American children wanted to, and yearned to, be educated. For the first time in history,…

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Rita Pierson’s TED Talk: Every Kid Needs a Champion

[brid video=”17206″ player=”3326″ title=”Rita Pierson Every kid needs a champion”] Rita Pierson has been an educator for over 40 years. When a colleague told her, “They don’t pay me to like kids,” her response was, “Kids won’t learn from people they dislike.” This sparked a call for teachers to truly engage with their students, bond with them on a…

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Shall I Let Exam Results Determine My Fate? (Video)

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Focus On The Future Series

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Focus On The Future Series[brid video=”17444″ player=”3326″ title=”I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My FateSpoken Word”] From the same young  man who brought us “Why I Love School But Hate Education,” the spoken word piece “I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My…

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Students at Syracuse University Wish to Change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day

By Evette D. Champion Several students at Syracuse University are actively seeking to change Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day. The Indigenous Students at Syracuse is a group that represents Native American and indigenous students, both on the undergraduate and graduate levels. The group is petitioning the university to change the policy that recognizes the…

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How to Help Students Meet the Common Core Standards for Mathematics

The Common Core Standards for Mathematics address a variety of skills that mathematics teachers, at all educational levels, must help their students to master. The exercises rely upon critical thinking and problem solving. The skills can sometimes be perceived as difficult and hard to unpack, but there are resources available to parents. Find out more on…...

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Five Strategies to Recover After Your Worst Day as a Teacher

Originally found at Edutopia You had a flat tire on the way to work. A child had a meltdown in class. You had to break up another fight during recess. The computers are down again. You received an email from an angry parent. An emergency breaks out during your lunch break. Your IEPs are overdue. Last…

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How To Make Students With Disabilities Successful

There was a time when the term disabled evoked images of individuals who could not function independently. However, students with disabilities can not only be independent, but very successful as well. Dr. Roosevelt Mitchell III explains how to make students with disabilities successful. He shares some of his personal experiences of growing up with a…...

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Continuous Summer Learning Not Just for Students

This article originally found at Edutopia The end of the school year has rolled around. It’s summer and children are out of school, looking to play and enjoy their summers. Summer vacations, pool time, staying up with the late sunsets. It’s all fun and games until students get back to school and forget absolutely everything…

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Truths You Won’t Believe Series: Statistics About Black Women in College

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Truths You Won't Believe

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Truths You Won’t BelieveMore black women than ever before are enrolling in 2-year colleges or 4-year universities. However, because of negative images of some African-American women being posted to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, society has developed a preconceived notion that young black women lack ambition and goals. People need…

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