Educators Call Attention to Racist Stereotypes in Textbooks, Impact on Students

A new Mexican-American Studies textbook highlights how politics and the "white redemption narrative" block diverse perspectives in the classroom.
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First Few Weeks as a New Teacher: 3 Things I Wish I Had Known

New teachers can avoid stress, self-doubt, and confusion simply by implementing a few essentials right from the start.
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Dispelling Six Myths About Transgender Identity
Educators committed to inclusion and safety for all students—including those who are transgender—can help by learning to separate misunderstanding from fact. Source: Teaching Tolerance
The Powerful Poetry of Multilingual Students
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After Years of Cuts to Playtime, Parents and Educators Are Bringing Recess Back

A well-rounded child is not one who sits and takes tests all day. It’s time for schools to return students to a healthier state of play.
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