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Read and vote for this year's Facing History Student Essay Contest! 

Read and vote for this year's Facing History Student Essay Contest!  | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Facing History and Ourselves teaches us to think about the world in a new way, igniting an ongoing conversation about how we can build a society free of racism, anti semitism, bullying, and hatred of all kinds.
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High school students give Rosie the Riveter new look and new message - Portland Press Herald

High school students give Rosie the Riveter new look and new message - Portland Press Herald | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The iconic World War II-era figure now wears a hijab and says 'We Belong Here' on a T-shirt designed by high school students

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Helping the Homeless and Ending Assault: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories

Helping the Homeless and Ending Assault: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The best recent writing about school


* Is Florida Underreporting Dropouts? Heather Vogell ProPublica


* Will This State Initiative to Curb Student Homelessness Succeed? Grace Swanson | Kitsap Daily News


 * South Carolina Pushes Back on Poor Education Ranking Paul Hyde | The Greenville News 


 * Military Academies’ Culture of Sexual Assault Lolita Baldor 


 * The Preschool-Spending Desert Lillian Mongeau | The Hechinger Report 


 * The Office for Civil Rights’s Volatile Power James Murphy | The Atlantic


 * How One Gymnast Overcame a Rare Disease to Compete Winston Bribach | The Daily Bruin 

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School chief blames Trump for attack, drawing the ire of GOP

School chief blames Trump for attack, drawing the ire of GOP | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican party is accusing a school superintendent of pushing a political agenda after he suggested an attack on several black students was the result of President Donald Trump's stance on immigrants and minorities.
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Executive Orders and Checks and Balances | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

Executive Orders and Checks and Balances | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The message came via Facebook: “Anyone have an unbiased lesson out there about executive orders? I feel that I need to focus on them for a day and explain how they work.”

It’s a good question. Although most of us learned how a bill becomes law, that lesson probably didn’t have a lot to say about executive orders. Think about it: We teach students that the legislative branch makes the laws, the judicial branch interprets the laws, and the executive enforces the laws. Executive orders don’t fit neatly into that formula. 
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You can't remember the Holocaust without mentioning Jews (Commentary)

You can't remember the Holocaust without mentioning Jews (Commentary) | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
By intentionally omitting 6 million Jewish victims from remembrance day statement, President Trump opened door to historical revisionism, co-writes a Colgate professor.
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30 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016

30 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
For the second year in a row, we’ve curated a list of essays and articles that defined conversations about race, pop culture, politics and identity in 2016. They cover a wide array of topics, from reactions to the election of Donald Trump, to the huge role young black people play in internet culture, to the genius of James Baldwin. The criteria is simple: all pieces on this list were written by a person of color and published within the last year online.
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Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

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"This is the equivalent of going into a library and asking a librarian about Judaism and being handed 10 books of hate." -- Danny Sullivan 

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Over 200 Incidents of Hateful Harassment and Intimidation Since Election Day

Over 200 Incidents of Hateful Harassment and Intimidation Since Election Day | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
"Disturbingly, the most commonly reported location where incidents of harassment occurred were K-12 schools. Previously, the SPLC reported on the deteriorating climate in schools as a result of the campaign for president. It appears that the election results might have pushed some schools to a boiling point."
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Educational Leadership:Disrupting Inequity:Let's Talk about Racism in Schools

Educational Leadership:Disrupting Inequity:Let's Talk about Racism in Schools | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Rather than give in to the helplessness we feel to stop racism and our collective, civic hemorrhage, every institution must examine its own role in perpetuating (inadvertently and advertently) racist thinking and policies. We can't truly create equal opportunities for all until our institutions take specific actions to end that thinking and those policies. And ground zero for an equitable, nonracist society is the K–12 classroom.
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Don’t walk that line! Why schools need to create, and measure positive climates - The Hechinger Report

Don’t walk that line! Why schools need to create, and measure positive climates - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
educators need to measure school climate, according to “Research Synthesis of the Associations Between Socioeconomic Background, Inequality, School Climate, and Academic Achievement,” a new study in Review of Educational Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.
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Supreme Court to Rule in Transgender Access Case

Supreme Court to Rule in Transgender Access Case | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The question at issue involves a Virginia high school student and a federal directive that effectively expanded a Title IX definition of discrimination.
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How the Stress of Racism Affects Learning

How the Stress of Racism Affects Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The team of researchers found that the physiological response to race-based stressors—be it perceived racial prejudice, or the drive to outperform negative stereotypes—leads the body to pump out more stress hormones in adolescents from traditionally marginalized groups.
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Poetry in the Courtroom

Poetry in the Courtroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
On Friday, April 7, Judge Andre Davis of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit resorted to a poem by the Palestinian-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye, in an extraordinary opinion praising a young man who fought for his rights—and lost. Judge Davis’s opinion attests to the courage of Gavin Grimm for standing up for his rights, even as the court denied his request for vindication of those rights.
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New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality

New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A new generation of authors is embracing writing as activism, tackling issues like racial bias, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Tell Transgender Students: We’re Still Here for You | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

Tell Transgender Students: We’re Still Here for You | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
the Trump administration rescinded two federal guidance letters—issued in January 2015 and May 2016, respectively, under the Obama administration—on transgender students’ rights and public schools’ legal obligations under Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972. This is a major step backward in the march toward equal rights and a troubling message to transgender students, but it does not change the law: Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex, which means that transgender students cannot be excluded from restrooms or otherwise denied equal educational opportunities because of who they are. This was the case before the administration issued the guidance, and this remains the case after.

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School chief who blamed attack on Trump doubles down

School chief who blamed attack on Trump doubles down | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A school superintendent who drew the wrath of the Maine Republican Party for linking a hate crime with President Donald Trump's administration says he stands by his statements.
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What Do I Say to Students About Immigration Orders? | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

What Do I Say to Students About Immigration Orders? | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Just as during the presidential campaign, current events are hitting home with many students, and teachers have to be ready to talk about these topics. We know that, in many classrooms, students are asking about last week’s events, including President Donald Trump’s executive orders. 
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“Conversations Aren’t Enough” | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

“Conversations Aren’t Enough” | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter and staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. She is also a major voice covering racial segregation in U.S. schools and the lived experiences of students of color. Hannah-Jones spoke with Teaching Tolerance about the barriers to equitable, integrated schools and classrooms and why we must find ways to overcome them.


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http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/16/509325266/how-the-systemic-segregation-of-schools-is-maintained-by-individual-choices

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Bostonians of the Year 2016: Kylie Webster-Cazeau and Meggie Noel - The Boston Globe

Bostonians of the Year 2016: Kylie Webster-Cazeau and Meggie Noel - The Boston Globe | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The student-activists shook up Boston Latin and put race relations back on Boston’s list of priorities.
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Sign of the times: Teacher whose classroom-door sign went viral explains his message

Sign of the times: Teacher whose classroom-door sign went viral explains his message | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Manhattan science teacher Eric Eisenstadt wanted to make sure his students felt supported after the election.
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Talking with Young People After the Election

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Tips and advice for educators, parents and family members to help them support young people in processing their feelings, understanding what happened and thinking together about what to do next after the presidential election. http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/anti-bias-education/c/talking-with-young-people-after-the-election.html
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How A Happy School Can Help Students Succeed

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A study published in the Review of Educational Research today suggests that school climate is something educators and communities should prioritize — especially as a way to bridge the elusive achievement gap. The authors analyzed more than 15 years of research on schools worldwide, and found that positive school climate had a significant impact on academics.
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Ten Teacher Recommendations in Facilitating Conversations About Race in the Classroom

Ten Teacher Recommendations in Facilitating Conversations About Race in the Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
What should teachers do to facilitate conversations about race inside of the classroom? Below, I offer ten recommendations to help middle and high school teachers create classroom environments that encourage, cultivate, and address race with and among students. Some of these practices may be transferable to elementary school classrooms as well, but my focus here is on middle and high school students.
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Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened

Newly Released Maps Show How Housing Discrimination Happened | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A new online collection of documents shows historical bigotry in banking and real estate:  https://dsl.richmond.edu/panorama/redlining/#loc=12/42.2670/-70.9980&opacity=0.49&city=quincy-ma&text=intro

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