Rebecca Coven is a high-school English and social studies teacher at Sullivan High School in Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a member of the Caucus of Working Educators. Rebecca uses her work in the classroom to help her students become active and engaged citizens in their communities. She is a recipient of the 2018 Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching. Follow her on Twitter at @RCovs1201.

Articles by Rebecca

‘When They See Us’ in Schools

As a white educator who teaches about mass incarceration, I will not be using ‘When They See Us’ in my classroom. Here’s why—and what I’ll teach instead.

Teaching About Mass Incarceration: From Conversation to Civic Action

How one teacher uses the study of mass incarceration to help students learn about civic action and see themselves as change makers.

Teaching About Mass Incarceration: The Ongoing Narrative of Racial Oppression

We need to talk about mass incarceration in schools, and the conversation can’t stop after one discussion.
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Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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