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Celebrate Ruby Bridges with your Students

Ask your students to name their heroes. Replies will certainly vary, but a few responses will pop up over and over again – Batman, a parent, a fireman or their favorite professional athlete. Depending on the grade level you teach, a handful of kids may mention historical figures like Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King, […]

School Segregation: The New Reality

In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, school segregation is the worst it’s been since the 1950s and it’s because of money. Though the separation present today is a far cry from the days of Jim Crow laws and “separate but equal” schools, the ratio of black to white students has been steadily getting worse. How could this be? […]