Here’s How Schools Can Promote Racial Literacy

Color-blindness is out! The focused approach to race relations should be race-consciousness or racial literacy: the ability to read, recast, and resolve racially stressful encounters when they happen. People of color can face challenges regarding race, class, privilege, and power and often find themselves on the receiving end of harmful microaggressions — those subtle but painful race-based slights. […]

How an “EMOTI-CON” Can Lead to STEM Careers

Justin Carvey grew up in Washington Heights, a largely Hispanic neighborhood in northern Manhattan, where he watched his neighbors struggle to advocate for themselves because they could not speak English. Now, he’s urging his peers to join him in using technology to generate solutions to problems in their communities. Carvey is a senior at the […]

“Family-Friendly”: 25 Ways to Parent Involvement Success

Well, another school year is quickly coming to a close for K12 educators, and the planning process for the next academic school year has begun. Administrators and school staff are reflecting on which strategies, practices and programs worked and what can be improved. 21st Century community schools recognize the importance of family engagement and are partnering with parents […]

Parent Power BootCamp Updates

“Let’s Get In-Formation” Parents’ Bulletin National Black Child Development Institute’s Parent Power BootCamp “Let’s Get In-Formation” The Parent Power BootCamp is designed to educate parents and caregivers on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the changes it requires of their children’s schools and schools districts. The Parent Power BootCamp will empower and mobilize families […]