Want to End Structural Racism? You Might Have to Make Sacrifices.

I woke up this morning to a new realization and my excitement about the racial awakening in America is waning because of it.  I had a dream of a false start in a race: One runner jumps out in front of the others before...

Access Denied Ep. 2: How Chicago Is Conquering the Digital Divide & What We Can Learn (ft. Kids First Chicago)

https://www.facebook.com/987698164585861/videos/557206608287478 In Chicago, something’s going on. Something big. Thanks to local efforts to provide free, no-strings-attached internet to low-income families, all Chicago students will be able to stay in school even when they are stuck at home due to the pandemic.

If an Educator Really Thinks Black Lives Matter, They Need to Answer This

Though I might receive a strongly worded text about this opening line, my mom was born two years before Brown v. The Board of Education, in Washington, D.C. She was plunged into the unjustly delayed effects of this landmark legislation when four years later her elementary school...

WATCH: Virtual Town Hall Goes Beyond ‘Police-Free’ Schools to Reimagine School Safety

As our country debates the role of police in society, families and education activists are clamoring to remove police from schools. Join an urgent discussion this Thursday, July 9, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. ET, where a diverse panel will wrestle with what it means to create “police-free” schools...

I Got So Caught Up in Teaching That My Daughter Fell Behind

I’ve worked so hard to not be a statistic that I actually became one. The pandemic slowed the world down and made us all open our eyes to one thing or another about our lives. I am no exception.  I am a single mother....