Introduction Effective educators, parents, and community caregivers have actively worked for a long time to build paths for children to learn empowering social and emotional skills. The COVID-19 pandemic and the global protests to protect …
Real Talk for Real Change
Seven Tips for Educators to Have Tough Conversations about Race
Introduction For generations, scholars, civil rights leaders, ministers, activists, and educators have pushed, fought, and even died for simply daring to communicate the need for equity and inclusion. Today, more than ever, it is necessary …
How does whiteness get in the way of equity work in schools?
Introduction Let’s talk about whiteness in schools. While educators often engage in conversations about race, these talks sometimes neglect the foundation of racism—namely, whiteness and white supremacist ideology. Though these factors are always present, a …
Actionable Strategies to Eliminate School Discipline Inequities
The process of reshaping discipline in schools is a holistic one, requiring everyone to make the effort to reduce disparities.
Real Talk for Real Change Symposia Series Starts Strong with “Leading Antiracist School Communities”
Systemic oppression and inequality have been baked into many facets of American society, including education. A recent PLACE event, the first installment of the Real Talk for Real Change symposia series, dove into the subject of leading antiracist school communities.