Pride Month 2024

As we continue to celebrate Pride Month, we recognize that there are harmful anti-LGBTQ+ bills moving across the country. We must reaffirm our commitment to do what we can, where we can, to protect […]

Honoring Juneteenth

Juneteenth — June 19th — also known as Emancipation Day — is one of the commemorations of Black people seizing their freedom in the United States. Below is a list of resources […]

Teach Palestine: A Rethinking Schools Webinar 

On May 15, we held a webinar on the spring issue of Rethinking Schools, Teach Palestine. Panelists offered stories, examples, and concrete strategies for teaching truthfully and critically about Palestine-Israel. At a time when the attack on social […]

Teach Palestine: Bulk Copies Available

Share the spring Teach Palestine issue with your colleagues, union members, students, and friends to engage in political education and critical dialogue. Use the issue as a resource for teaching […]

Restore & Connect Writing Retreats

Rethinking Schools invites you to apply for our Summer 2024  In-person Restore & Connect Writing Retreats in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Portland, Oregon. The Restore & Connect Writing Retreats will […]

*NEW* Climate Justice Newsletter

We offer you the inaugural Teach for Environmental Justice Newsletter from Rethinking Schools. Last year the Earth shattered climate records, and the entanglement of militarism and fossil fuels bears out […]

Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms

“Teaching climate justice means sharing stories of hope and resistance with students. It means connecting the movement for a livable planet to the movements for racial justice, economic justice, disability […]

Celebrating Black History Month

This Black History Month and always, we honor the Black radical tradition that disrupts oppression and organizes for justice. We teach for joy and freedom. We teach the truth about […]

Be Our Lifeline Campaign

“Every time I get a new issue of the magazine, I am inspired and feel more hopeful about the work that I am trying to engage in. The books I’ve […]

Violence in Israel and Gaza

We mourn the loss of Israeli and Palestinian lives and grieve for those who have lost loved ones due to the ongoing occupation and massive bombardment. We denounce Israel’s planned invasion of Gaza […]

Creating Classrooms for Equity and Social Justice

No matter what the grade level or content area, we believe that several interlocking components comprise what we call a social justice classroom. We argue that curriculum and classroom practice […]

The New Teacher Back-to-School Kit

Get the free New Teacher Back-to-School kit when you sign up today for email updates from Rethinking Schools.  What’s inside the New Teacher Back-to-School kit? The New Teacher Back-to-School kit is […]

Won’t you celebrate with me?

I used to have a tendency to rush through life. I struggled to slow down and be still. Celebration did not come easily as part of my vocabulary or practice. […]

Starting a Study Group Is Simple

Download Free Discussion Guides Did you know that select Rethinking Schools books have discussion guides? These free downloadable guides are perfect for book reading groups. Here’s how to get started: […]

Teaching for Climate Justice Booklet

This free booklet is an invitation to educators everywhere to join the national conversation about how we help our students understand what is happening to our climate, why it is happening, who it is affecting, and what we can do about it. This work belongs to all of us.

Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month

For Arab American Heritage Month, we wanted to share excerpts from a short article by Rethinking Schools contributor and Portland, Oregon, high school teacher, Suzanna Kassouf — along with some […]