What We're Reading this Week

ADL Education recommendations of articles and blogs highlighting stories about anti-bias, social justice and general education

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Week of April 16, 2018

Week of April 2, 2018

  • “Despite some of these students seeing me, a Muslim, as the very representation of everything they were against, everything they were supposed to fear and hate, teaching became a conversation, not just between me and my students, but between the students themselves.” What It’s Like To Be A Muslim Woman In Hijab Teaching In The Trump Era (Huffington Post)
  • “You can build students’ reading and writing skills, as well as their attention and focus, by encouraging a love of poetry throughout the year. This is well worth the effort, especially since poetry can also be a great medium for emotional expression and understanding.” 5 Ways to Celebrate Poetry (Edutopia)
  • “In contrast to this fragility, parents who don’t flinch from the power of emotions like anger have a greater capacity to absorb challenging interactions with their children.”To Raise Resilient Kids, Be a Resilient Parent (New York Times)
  • “The legislation also puts an emphasis of helping young people navigate an increasingly complex media environment by equipping them with the ‘knowledge and skills for accessing, analyzing, evaluating, and creating all types of media, including print, online, television, and social media." Bill aims to strengthen civics education in Massachusetts (Chron)
  • “In an age of unparalleled access, in which unprecedented amounts and types of information can be shared more widely and easily than ever before, anyone can be a publisher — and everyone must be an editor.” The News Literacy Project takes on ‘fake’ news — and business is better than ever (The Washington Post)

Week of March 26, 2018

Week of March 19, 2018

  • “Some schools and districts made it easy for the young people to leave class and protest on Wednesday. Others didn’t. For example, one school in central Arkansas reportedly gave students who participated two punishment options, one being with a paddle.” N.Y. governor says schools should drop any punishment given to kids who joined gun violence protests (The Washington Post)
  • “We asked our survey respondents to send in a selfie and tell us what they wish others knew about them as a trans- or gender nonconforming (T/GNC) educator. Here are some of their responses.” Transgender Teachers: In Their Own Voices (NPR)
  • “The work has earned a seal of approval from some feminists, including Gloria Steinem, who sits on the advisory board for Kimmel's center, and from rank-and-file women who see strength in adding men to their causes as allies.” 'Masculinities studies' finds renewed relevance in #MeToo era (Christian Science Monitor)
  • “In your opinion, what makes someone a “good citizen?’ What qualities does that person have? What actions does he or she take?” Are We Being Bad Citizens If We Don’t Keep Up With the News? (The New York Times)
  • “One major reason civil-rights advocates fear resegregation is because they’ve directly observed changes to school policy that seem likely to contribute to racial isolation. Changes like this won’t necessarily show up in statistical measures of student demographics—at least, not right away—but they’re still important.” School Segregation Is Not a Myth (The Atlantic)

Week of March 12, 2018

Week of February 26, 2018

Week of February 19, 2018

Week of February 12, 2018



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