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Social Justice Books [web resource]

SocialJusticeBooks.org is a project of Teaching for Change, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. Read more ›

Attacks on Asian Americans: Mental Health Resources

Therapists and community members say it’s common for immigrants, Asian or otherwise, to want to avoid making trouble or drawing attention to themselves. But Asian immigrants in particular, as well as many Asian Americans, also face some traditions that discourage speaking up and turning to mental health resources. Read more ›

As Support for LGBT-Inclusive Curricula Grows, Districts Navigate Persistent Challenges

Five states, California, Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon and Colorado have mandates for public schools to teach LGBT-inclusive curriculum, which varies from the roles and contributions of LGBT figures in history to sex education. Yet experts say there is very little to enforce these requirements, whether that’s districts implementing the curriculum to teachers using it in their classrooms. Read more ›

New Data Highlight Disparities In Students Learning In Person

The U.S. Education Department has released the first in a series of school surveys intended to provide a national view of learning during the pandemic. It reveals that the percentage of students who are still attending school virtually may be higher than previously understood. Read more ›

Anti-Asian Violence Resources [web resource]

Since COVID-19 became news in the United States, hate speech and violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has spiked.

We can  encourage you to explore the following resources to learn more about history of anti-Asian racism, why it is on the rise, and the steps we can all take to address it.

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Books Matter: Children’s Books on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice [web resource]

When books contain experiences and characters to which children can relate, they foster a positive self-concept and respect for diversity. This collection of children’s books curated by Anti-Defamation League address issues of identity, bias and bullying. Featured books come with discussion guides for teachers and parents. Read more ›

BlackPast – Black History Online Repository and Reference Center [web resource]

BlackPast.org is a 6,000+ page reference center dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history and the history of more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world. Read more ›

African American History Month Resource Collection [web resource]

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. Read more ›

African-American Pioneers of Science [web resource]

Dorothy Johnson Vaughan was part of a team that did mathematical calculations to help launch satellites—and later humans—into space.

Every time you print something, you can thank Mark E. Dean, who, along with a colleague, developed a system that allowed computers to communicate with printers and other devices.

And in 1992, Mae Jemison was the United States’ first female African-American space traveler.

National Geographic Kids showcases the work and contributions of Black scientists and inventors that make our lives better. Read more ›

African-American Culture and History: Lessons & Resources [web resource]

In honor of Black History Month, the National Education Association has assembled a collection of educational materials to help K-12 educators integrate African-American culture and history into the curriculum. Read more ›

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