Volume 34, No. 2 — Winter 2019-20

Volume 34, No. 2 — Winter 2019-20
Cover Story

The Largest Civil Rights Protest You've Never Heard Of

Teaching the 1964 New York City school boycott

The largest civil rights protest wasn't in the South, it was in New York City in 1964 when hundreds of thousands of students stayed home to protest school segregation. Here's how today's students reacted to a lesson about this historic boycott. 

The Largest Civil Rights Protest You've Never Heard Of
Free Editorial

Black Lives Matter at School: From the Week of Action to Year-Round Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Protest

Every social justice educator should make building the BLM at School Week of Action during the first week of February a top priority.

Black Lives Matter at School: From the Week of Action to Year-Round Anti-Racist Pedagogy and Protest
Features

Doing Race Talk with Teachers

How to stay in the conversation

A teacher-educator describes how she keeps her students talking about race, even when it's uncomfortable — and shows how those conversations make better teachers. 

Doing Race Talk with Teachers

Widening the Digital Learning Gap

A San Francisco middle school grapples with a tech company "partnership"

A San Francisco teacher-librarian describes what happened when Verizon came to her school bearing gifts.

Widening the Digital Learning Gap

How One 2nd-Grader's Story Inspired Climate Justice Curriculum

A 2nd-grade teacher shows how connecting a student's home to the classroom led to profound lessons for all her students — in this case, about pipelines and climate justice.

How One 2nd-Grader's Story Inspired Climate Justice Curriculum

Science Language for All

Oogenesis? Heterozygous? Science vocabulary can be difficult for students, especially English language learners. A science teacher describes how she reorients science classrooms to make vocabulary accessible. 

Science Language for All

As an Arab American Muslim Mother, Here Is the Education I Want for My Children

A Palestinian American mother describes the alienation that she felt in school, and how she draws on her experiences to imagine the schooling she wants for her children. 

As an Arab American Muslim Mother, Here Is the Education I Want for My Children
Departments
Commentary

Teacher Unions Take on the Climate Crisis

Column: Earth, Justice, and Our Classrooms
Ed Alert

Red for Ed: The Movement Strengthens and Continues

"We Did What Had to Be Done"

A Milwaukee student responds to critics of a mural about ICE that she and a group of teenagers legally painted on a county bus