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What White Educators Can Learn From Pittsburgh's Police Chief

Gregory Michie | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education
Gregory Michie

McLay's words were intended mainly for the officers under his command. But they could just as well have been addressed to educators in our nation's schools.

When a Thought of War Comes, Oppose It By a Stronger Thought of Peace: Baha'i Inspiration Amidst Disunity

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

This issue is complex, touching on interpretations of the letter of the law, a too-long history of racial injustice and violence, a widening opportunity gap and fundamentally, a lack of unity across people who are only different from each other on a superficial level.

Matt Damon's Powerful Education Speech at the Save Our Schools Rally in DC

Dan Brown | Posted 09.30.2011 | Education
Dan Brown

On Saturday, thousands of educators and parents rallied at the grassroots Save Our Schools March on Washington, D.C. Education heavyweights all took the microphone, but it was Matt Damon whose closing speech brought down the house.

Why Black/Latino Male Teachers aren't as Effective in the Classroom... Yet

Jose Vilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jose Vilson

Black and Latino male teachers aren't as effective as they could be just yet, and it has everything to do with the roles they take on in schools.