TikTok Has Taken Vandalism and Theft of School Property to a New Level

Students vandalizing and stealing school property is nothing new. Unfortunately, in any large group of teens, there always seem to be at least a few who are willing to take a Sharpie to the wall or “borrow” things without asking. However, that type of behavior has been...

4 Tips to Help Parents Navigate These Traumatic Times

How many times have we heard it said that “these are unprecedented times?” That statement may have provided some comfort at the start of the pandemic, but it is time to face the reality that the chaos families are experiencing is here to stay.

Honor Our Latinx Educators By Not Treating Them Like A Monolith

How do you embrace, support, and retain Hispanic educators?  For one thing, says Latinx Education Collaborative founder Edgar José Palacios, we must embrace the multifaceted layers of identity of those who have been grouped together by others into terms like Hispanic, Latinx, and more....

Oakland Is Leading the Way to Desegregate the Internet

An internet connection can’t teach you how to Google something. It can’t teach people the best job search sites, young students how to properly research for schoolwork, or so many other things. New internet users are lost without ongoing support.  Oakland is at the...

We Need to Be Just as Unapologetic About Our Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Students as Lil Nas X Is With His Art

This past weekend, I finally had a chance to listen to Lil Nas X’s new album, “MONTERO” and I can’t even front … my head was bumping to it the entire time. As someone who isn’t the biggest fan of much of today’s music, especially in hip-hop,...