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This NYC counselor is helping students work through COVID-era trauma 

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After a rise in hate crimes, some Asian New Yorkers are nervous about returning to school

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I am an elementary school educator, and I embrace critical race theory

My lessons center on my students’ lives and stories.

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Efforts to restrict teaching about racism and bias have multiplied across the U.S.

Chalkbeat is tracking efforts to restrict teaching about race and bias in schools, as well as efforts to expand it, on this map.

Big education funders Gates, Walton, and Chan Zuckerberg are coming together to seek ‘breakthroughs.’ Will it work?

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‘Urgent as it ever has been’: Biden pick says she’ll rebuild civil rights office at critical time

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As states place new limits on class discussions of race, research suggests they benefit students

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Protesters confront Tennessee education commissioner over claims of critical race theory in curriculum

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Behind the scenes, civil rights groups urge Biden administration to place limits on school police

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When students ask why they haven’t seen cicadas, we need to talk about environmental racism 

Why is 38th Street the boundary line for cicadas in Indianapolis?

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Cardona: I trust teachers to handle history ‘we’re not proud of’

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$100 million and many open questions: Here’s how Biden is approaching school integration

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Schwinn: Guidance for what Tennessee teachers can and can’t teach on race will come by Aug. 1

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Before becoming a teacher, I was a YA author. My books normalized whiteness. 

Rereading my old novels, I realized I was part of the problem.

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It’s not enough for teachers to call themselves ‘anti-racist.’ Here’s how we can live that value.

Don’t forgo uncomfortable conversations and other lessons from my first year in the classroom.

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How Biden grants and parent concerns of ‘indoctrination’ spurred Tennessee Republicans to limit how race and racism are taught

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After George Floyd’s murder, my students wrote protest poetry

‘Do I have to look like you so I can live?’ and other dispatches from the intersection of art and activism.

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I am a veteran history teacher. Let me teach history. 

It’s 2021. Why do I still have to convince people in power that Black stories are worthy of being taught?

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Tennessee governor signs bill restricting how race and bias can be taught in schools

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States want to prevent schools from telling the truth about racism in America. Here’s what educators can do about it.

It’s not enough to quote Martin Luther King Jr. and point to stories of Black success.

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Tennessee legislature approves ban on teaching critical race theory in schools

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A house divided: Tennessee legislative chambers split on bill banning classroom discussions about systemic racism

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Tennessee lawmakers advance bill to ban critical race theory instruction in public schools

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Four education issues we’re watching this week as Tennessee’s legislature wraps up

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Indianapolis Public Schools students call for more Asian American history and culture lessons

Principals show bias in responses to Black parents, new study finds

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After Chauvin verdict, classroom discussions turn to racial justice and remembrance

In some schools, the talks have become a heavy routine.

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Relief and reflection: After Chauvin guilty verdict, teachers and students look to the work ahead

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Anti-Asian racism overwhelmed me this year. So I started speaking out.

Asian American young people need places to express our outrage.

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I didn’t learn about Asian American history in high school. We can’t fail another generation of students. 

With little sense of the past, I grappled with my identity.

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