Harrington Pangallo describes pushback for reading a book to answer a student question — “What does gay mean?” — and her response.
Asking a student about her communication preferences brings interdependence and solidarity into a kindergarten classroom.
A teacher educator helps preservice teachers understand the history of how Mexican Americans have been racialized as Black and white at different times to keep them out of white schools.
During the night and on into the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, a determined band of Chicago Public School (CPS) parents and community activists camped at the front door […]
The author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness applies her thought-provoking analysis to children, schools, and priorities for education activism.
A master teacher faces a classroom revolt. She realizes that, no matter how imminent the high-stakes test, stopping the school-to-prison pipeline begins in the classroom with student-centered, meaningful curriculum.
Haniyah wrote this article as a 17-year-old participant in Project WHAT! a program of Community Works West, based in Berkeley, Calif. The young people in Project WHAT! all have family […]
This story has lived in me for more than 25 years. I was in the 7th grade. This is a time when how others see you is crucial to your […]
When Chicago stole my mother’s tongue, it also stole all her yesterdays. A poet’s lyric plea for teachers to nurture their students voices and stories.
What are the real messages in the inspirational slogans covering classroom walls? Plus some better alternatives.
The Association of Raza Educators implores you: open your scholarships to all students of Hispanic descent regardless of citizenship.
I noted the biased curriculum… the absence of lessons on the Chicano movement or other aspects of my history and culture
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Chicana/o School Blowouts
A new era requires new thinking
A part of American school curricula for more than 200 years
While we were excited to support the opening of the educational closet
“I would really like to see a new movement that gives the kind of hope
for change that there was when I came into teaching in the late 1960s.”
Any discussion of charter schools must ask not only whether charters promote a worthwhile vision of public education
Two Chicago educators question the premier teacher education accrediting agency’s removal of social justice and sexual orientation language from its standards.
Edwina did what was asked of her. Did Alaska do everything it could for her?
School funding systems mirror—and reproduce—the inequality we see all around us.
Supreme Court rulings affecting Louisville and Seattle could wipe out the last vestiges of the 1954 Brown decision.
Encouraging prospective teachers to examine their cultural heritage.
Michelle Fine describes the issues faced by U.S. Muslim-American youth following not only 9/11 but the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
One school’s campaign against put-downs.