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In the Video Library: Roots – The Next Generation

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series In The LibraryThis entry is part 2 of 2 in the series In The Library is a seven episode, television mini-series from the 1970s aimed to create awareness about Black American history from a new perspective. It tells the story of Alex Haley’s family and...

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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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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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Do You Advocate for Your Child?

Special education teacher Dr. Shanell Reid discusses why and how we must advocate for our children. While working as a bus driver, Dr. Reid started her advocacy journey by championing for her son who was struggling in school. Decades later, she continues empowering students and their parents by teaching them how to advocate for themselves. Please watch this video and…...

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Get Outside the Textbook!

By Felicia Williams A little while ago, I was reading my Facebook timeline when I saw a video clip that claimed students were “freaking out” in the hallway. Naturally, like any nosy person, I clicked the link. To my surprise, the students were “freaking out” over mathematics! J. E. Johnson Elementary School in Mississippi is working outside of…...

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On The Honor Roll, Yet Failing?

How can students make the honor roll every quarter, but still struggle academically? This video demonstrates how some school districts have decided to change their grading systems, prohibiting failing grades. In one Tennessee school district, no student can receive any grade under 60 percent. Therefore, everyone passes. How does this strategy help students prepare for college…...

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Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women (Video)

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young WomenThis entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Five Ways to Raise Strong and Empowered Young Women In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins and Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses discuss how affirmations build young women up and increase...

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Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM – Episode 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Vanguard: Conversations with Women of Color in STEM[brid video=”17192″ player=”3326″ title=”Vanguard Conversations with Women of Color in STEM”] “Vanguard: Conversations With Women Of Color in STEM” is an interactive panel discussion led by Dr. Jedidah Isler, the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Astrophysics…

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