The first step in ensuring a socio-culturally just educational experience was to recognize the hidden bias of our assumptions by looking inward. As educators, what are our experiences, our appearance that informs how we move through different communities, our norms, and our privileges? Once we acknowledge these aspects of ourselves, we can then look to learn about our culturally and linguistically diverse students. Who are they and what are their experiences that define their beliefs and how they see the world beyond just a data point?
Today is a day dedicated to honoring the legacy and impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And while many simply enjoy the extra day at home, it is vital to reflect on what this day truly means. His life’s legacy is one of equity, access, equality and the ability of each person to realize […]
As ESSA plans are submitted by states and districts, it is interesting to see what provisions are included. One thing is for sure, there is a new and much needed focus on the achievement and language acquisition levels of English Learners. This new spotlight is causing many districts to reflect on their program models and […]