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Embracing the elephant in the room: How educators approach race in the classroom

Jamaal Bowman (center) with national leaders in Washington, D.C.
Jamaal Bowman (center) with national leaders in Washington, D.C.
Jamaal Bowman

Terence Crutcher, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling — these black men who were killed in police shootings this year prompted a difficult national conversation about race and privilege. That conversation unfolded in part in public school classrooms across the country.

Chalkbeat reporters were there as educators helped children work through complicated and often frightening emotions and ideas, while at the same grappling with their own feelings.

Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn.
Aurora Public Schools Superintendent Rico Munn.

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