Strategies for Facilitating Discussions About Racial Equity
In a post titled “Moving Forward Together,” the Connecticut Department of Education has compiled a list of resources to provide teachers, students, and parents with insights and strategies to help engage in a dialogue about racism, hate, violence, and other tragic events that children may hear about or see on the news. The resources include written materials from organizations such as Teaching Tolerance; facilitated online discussions on topics that range from “Distance Learning and Family Engagement: The Perspective of Communities of Color” (June 18) to “Mental Health and Racial Equity” (June 25); and a leadership webinar, “SCHOOLING FOR CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS: Engaging Black and Latinx Youth in Analyzing, Navigating, and Challenging Racial Injustice” (June 16).
BetterLesson is sponsoring a matching grant program to provide public and private K–12 schools, districts, and education service agencies in the United States with virtual professional learning services to improve teaching and learning in remote environments and integrate practices that advance social justice as part of regular classroom instruction.
As America’s national institution for promoting, interpreting, and celebrating women’s history, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is ensuring that women and girls’ unique voices and experiences are not left out of the telling of the COVID-19 story. To this end, NWHM has launched the Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project.
The US National Parks are the embodiment of a concept emerging from 19th-century democratic ideas to preserve the magnificent natural wonders of the land, making them available in perpetuity. Studying the national parks helps to illuminate these ideas and illustrate dimensions of US politics, economics, and society that resonate today.