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Advocates Urge Educators to Heed Bereft Children’s Cry for Help by Changing School Culture

By By Shirley L. Smith, New York Amsterdam News, Word in Black  The COVID-19 pandemic and America’s continuing struggle with gun violence have shined a...

White teachers often talk about Black students in racially coded ways

By Rowhea Elmesky, Assoc. Professor of Education, Arts & Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, and Olivia Marcucci, Asst. Professor of Education, Johns Hopkins...

Why Do Holidays Take a Toll on Teen Mental Health?

By Maya Pottiger, Data Journalist, Word in Black It’s the happiest time of the year — right? Not for everyone. Actually, 3 in 5 Americans —...

With COVID-19 Climbing, How Do Schools Keep Students on Track?

By Aziah Siid, Word In Black The aftermath of pandemic-related remote learning — and the new challenges of in-person schooling — has politicians, educators, and caregivers scrambling....

The kids are not alright: addressing student trauma

By Maya Pottiger Word in Black There’s a new incident every day. Most recently, it was three Black football players being shot to death following a...