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5 Facts About Race and Ethnic Disparities in Special Education

Each year, roughly 6 million students with disabilities, ages 6 to 21, receive services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Although special education is a source of critical services and supports for these students, students of color with disabilities still face a number of obstacles impeding their ability to succeed in school… 1,041 more words

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Cultural Competence and Meeting the Needs of Human Trafficking Survivors

Written by: Lindsey Collier, Human Trafficking Specialist, National Safe Place Network & RHYTTAC

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Our goal is to raise awareness with the ultimate goal of preventing trafficking, meeting the needs of survivors, and creating a world in which trafficking and exploitation cannot thrive. 913 more words

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How Educators Can Use MLK Day as a Spring Board into Student Engagement

As a middle grades teacher of predominantly black and brown special education students, one of the core subjects I taught was Social Studies. In my first year, I was given no textbooks with which to teach or issue to my students. 850 more words

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Out of Juvenile Detention, Now What?

For many young people, it is difficult to get their lives back on track after being released from juvenile detention facilities, especially those from racial and ethnic minorities, a new study shows. 615 more words

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Teaching a History of Uncomfortable Truths

Black History Month is a time to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans in American history. Many educators tend to confine Black history to only one month. 1,810 more words

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Categorize, then Change Your Response to Stress?

How do you handle stress?

Originally published in Harvard Business Review, a recent study indicated that 91% of us can improve our responses to stress. We CAN get better at dealing with stress. 695 more words

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What Black Students Want From Educators: Relationships First!

What we need most in education, and what we need to see among educators are practices backed by data-informed logic and demonstrated “culturalinguistic” proficiency with increased capacity for collaboration between systems and stakeholders-students, families, educators, provider agencies, and community-at-large. 1,202 more words

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