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Schooling and student needs have changed, and we should be responsive to that.
Model expands the ability of schools to support students and their families in multiple ways.
We have all failed our children by allowing structural and interpersonal racism into our school systems.
Teachers can partner with students, families and colleague to establish a caring classroom community, even if it’s from a distance.
We must think differently about education because the status quo isn’t working.
Real commitment to racial justice is not for the faint of heart, but is worth our time, effort, and energy, because our students’ lives are at stake.
Father fears for safety of his son.
School districts and the state must be proactive in supporting teachers to prevent burnout and teachers leaving the profession.
It's possible that one day youth contributions to racial justice in the United States will be memorialized, just as they are in South Africa.
Systemic racism profoundly hurts our children by immersing them in sustained, dehumanizing trauma.
As schools prepare for the upcoming academic year, mental health must be a primary planning focus.
Protests help college student realize her voice is important in quest for justice.
Many California adults have impressive skillsets and knowledge bases that merit college-level credit.
College graduate mourns loss of last semester on campus, commencement ceremony.
Expanded learning programs provide essential support and child care to families throughout the state.