In the latest LFJ article, school counseling professor Riley Drake, Ph.D., outlines a model of social and emotional learning and explains “‘feeling safe’ is contextual,” especially for Black and Brown children whose needs are often overlooked in our nation’s classrooms. Relying on community partnerships, promoting mutual aid to foster solidarity and advancing restorative justice are strategies educators and other adults can employ to increase children’s feelings of safety and well-being. These LFJ resources offer more detail.
Article Spotlight: "Centering Diverse Parents in the CRT Debate" by Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D.
Parents of color and parents of conscience, whose children make up the majority of students in public education, must be centered in conversations on race and inclusive education.
We hold firm in the fight to protect—and to expand—democracy through social justice education.
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Supporting Students Through Coronavirus
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