Culturally relevant educators acknowledge and appreciate children’s home cultures and validate every student's experience by seizing opportunities to strengthen the connection between home and school.  This can be challenging for teachers who find themselves restricted by curriculum and materials that broadly mirror the experience, values, and perspectives of...

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865: the day that Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and told slaves of their emancipation. "In accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free," Granger read to a crowd....

School culture impacts everything we do as educators, and reflects our ability to meaningfully engage students. How is the school culture in your building? Below are questions to help you reflect.Think about the first person people see when they enter one of your schools. Does...