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Microaggressions Are A Big Deal: How To Talk Them Out And When To Walk Away

Kevin Nadal, a professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has spent years researching and writing books on the effects of microaggressions. As these big structural issues play out, he says it’s important to confront the small stuff. Read more ›

What Exactly is a Microaggression?

An Asian-American student is complimented by a professor for speaking perfect English, but it’s actually his first language.  A black man notices that a white woman flinches and clutches her bag as she sees him in the elevator she’s about to enter, and is painfully reminded of racial stereotypes. A woman speaks up in an important meeting, but she can barely get a word in without being interrupted by her male colleagues. Read more ›

How to Be an Antiracist Educator: An Interview With Ibram X. Kendi

In education, nothing is “neutral” when it comes to race. Lesson plans, edtech tools and learning environments either create more equity among students of different races, or more inequity.

That’s what scholar Ibram X. Kendi told EdSurge in an interview Nov. 30 during the 2020 virtual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education. Read more ›

Improving LGBTQ Representation in Curriculum Reduces Stigma, Bullying

LGBTQ students who go to a school with a GSA on campus reported they were bullied less often on points aside from their gender or sexual orientation. Read more ›

What the Research Says About the Academic Power of Friendship

Recent research has confirmed two things many teachers have long believed to be true. First, social-emotional benefits and academic ones don’t operate in isolation. Second, friendships in elementary school can be harnessed to drive academic growth. Read more ›

More Changes Proposed for California’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum to Strengthen ‘Balance’

The California Department of Education is recommending dozens of wording changes and additional lesson plans about Pacific Islander, Japanese and Korean Americans and other ethnic groups to its proposed model ethnic studies curriculum. Read more ›

How 3 School Systems Initiated Antiracist Practices

The growing acknowledgement of racial injustice and systemic racism is leading school districts, schools and individual teachers across the nation to examine and, in some cases, change their policies and approaches. Others, however, don’t know where to start or worry their actions will have no impact. Read more ›

COVID-19 Racism Takes Toll on Chinese Americans’ Mental Health

Chinese Americans are experiencing more racial discrimination and it appears to be affecting their mental health, according to a convenience sample survey. Read more ›

What Kindergarten Struggles Could Mean for a Child’s Later Years

Kindergarten is designed for young children, who learn best by doing. And while pre-literacy and math skills are covered, building block towers, playing make-believe and mastering the playground equipment are also key elements of this critical grade. Read more ›

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Children’s Health Snapshot [downloadable]

LGBTQ+ youth face disproportionate structural barriers as they navigate through life, whether it’s living in a stable home, or being accepted, safe and protected at school. The Children’s Partnership’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer+ (LGBTQ+) Children’s Health fact sheet illuminates the inequities that surround the lives of LGBTQ+ youth in California and impact their success and healthy development. Read more ›

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