October is Bully Free month. As it comes to a close, here are five ways to help ensure a positive school climate and reduce incidents of bullying, bias and harassment all year long. 1. Take the pledge: Safe learning environments for every student Schools should be havens. But too many of our students are … Continued
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Thanks to three determined students at Northstar Middle School in Eau Claire, WI, the Eau Claire Area School Board unanimously passed a resolution to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
“We introduced restorative practices and it’s not only transformed our school climate, it’s transforming students’ and educators’ lives”
“Jose reminds me of myself at his age—we both love math, we are both sons of immigrant parents who labored in the fields, and back then I was undocumented just like Jose is today.”
The single biggest cause of the achievement gap is students with economic disadvantages concentrated in the same schools.
“We teach the children of these farm workers, and it was important to us that we help their families.”
The data on the number of students who are bullied, who feel unsafe, and who have an active plan for suicide is shocking.
Our Dreamers are students, educators, our neighbors and friends. Congress needs to act now!
“I find so much inspiration in the way my students are handling this.” — DACA activist and UMass Boston professor Loan Dao
This department didn’t come together overnight. It is the culmination of many years and even generations of struggle.