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Embracing Students’ Diversity and Cultural Differences Matters

A recent survey on students’ feelings about police officers in schools highlighted that public schools struggle with embracing Black identity. Public schools were struggling to keep Black students enrolled and engaged even before the pandemic. The struggle speaks to the role public schools play in policing and profiling Black students.  Even as school buildings begin safely reopening schools, is there…

Black Women Educators are Tearing Down Barriers for Equity. We Salute Them for Women’s History Month.

Original post by Marquita Brown, Profound Ladies There’s no denying the difficulty Black students and teachers face while navigating the coronavirus pandemic and systemic racism that disproportionately burden or claim their lives.  One thing that can help, at least at school, is creating trauma-informed, antiracist classrooms and spaces to mitigate the educational disparities that have worsened for Black students during the…