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Doing the Work to Support Transgender Students

This post is written by sj Miller. In May 2016, federal guidelines were put into place to protect transgender student rights. As of last night, these guidelines were revoked, leaving uncertainty about what trans students’ rights will be in schools.* Regardless of the actions of the new administration or any Supreme Court ruling, some schools have policies … Continue reading Doing the Work to Support Transgender Students

When Learning gets Personal

Finding allies is so important in any advocacy effort. In the following story Bryan Christopher talks about the incredible role his students played in becoming allies for a classmate. The story is a good reminder of the fact we can build Everyday Advocates in our classrooms at the same time we work to grow into this role ourselves.

Are We Punishing Black Males for Living in Book Deserts?

This piece by Tiffany Flowers offers a very focused perspective on the issue of low literacy rates among black male students. Note how the author re-examines the frames through which people typically think about this issue and provides a different frame through which we can consider solutions. This is a good example of identifying and framing an … Continue reading Are We Punishing Black Males for Living in Book Deserts?