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Communities

Free Viewing of “13TH” A Documentary Film by Ava DuVernay

The documentary “13th” begins with an alarming statistic: One out of four African-American males will serve prison time at one point or another in their lives. Premiering recently at the New York Film Festival, “13th” is the first documentary to open the festival in its 54 year history. Director Ava DuVernay ’s takes an unflinching,

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Communities

Twelve Books to Help Children Understand Race, Anti-Racism and Protest

At the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the education department has been considering how to dismantle racism for the last decade, even before the museum’s doors opened in 2016. Most recently, they launched a web portal dedicated to “Talking About Race.” The museum decided to share it with the public at

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Communities

Southern Poverty Law Center’s Free Teaching Tolerance Guide Helps Build Civil and Inclusive School Communities

SPLC’s Teaching Tolerance outreach program provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. These resources include classroom lessons, webinars, grants, podcasts, policy guides and much more. The program emphasizes anti-bias and social justice. The anti-bias approach encourages children and young people to challenge prejudice and

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Communities

Support Classroom SEL Projects through SEL4CA’s New Giving Page

You, and those around you, now have the opportunity to support social-emotional learning at the classroom level directly through our new DonorsChoose Giving Page. Our page currently lists six projects featuring requests ranging from kids’ yoga mats to professional development fees. Donate if you can. More importantly, share this page with your community so that

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Administrators

Brené Brown and Marc Brackett On Emotional Intelligence During A Pandemic, Podcast

Emotions are running high among parents and students alike as we enter our second month of quarantine. As universities make provisions for continued remote learning and offices for remote work throughout the summer in an effort to combat the global coronavirus pandemic, managing emotions may grow especially difficult in such anxiety-provoking and uncertain times. There’s

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The Return: How Should Education Leaders Prepare for Reentry and Beyond?

Chiefs for Change and Johns Hopkins School of Education says that all reopening plans should begin with two goals in mind. First, the physical school environments should embody public health guidelines to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak and additional closures. Such planning will likely include not only significant changes to physical spaces, transportation plans, and calendar

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FREE SURVEYS to Gather Comprehensive Feedback on Distance Learning

Student Voice: Gather critical information from students on the distance learning environment, well-being, internet access, and daily habits, including amount of time spent learning or completing course work. Teacher, Staff, and Administrator Feedback: Understand and support teacher and staff well-being, in addition to developing capacity to support students’ social-emotional and instructional needs while off-campus. Family

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