Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Season 2, Bonus Episode 2: Not Just Another Building
During an educators' meeting in Memphis, KeAsia Norman, a BIPOC educator and aspiring school leader said, “If a school isn’t actively engaged in the community, it’s just another building.” In this special episode, recorded live at SXSW EDU, host Jonathan Santos Silva is joined by a panel of innovative BIPOC educators and Teach For America alumni passionate about radically re-imagining the role of school within communities. Through their unique insights, we learn how to transform school buildings into vital community spaces that better reflect their students’ and staff’s needs.
How a 24-year-old Educator Became a Principal
Kenneth Gorham shares his journey toward taking on administration roles and how the education system can support young teachers as they move into leadership.
Want to Support Education Leaders of Color? Help Them With Fundraising
To support Black women who want to open new schools, organizations should teach them how to raise money and introduce them to grantors and other potential donors.
Season 2, Episode 6: Investing in Education’s Future
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with Teach For America leaders about the importance of investing in BIPOC educators and the work TFA is doing to remove the barriers that keep them out of the classroom.
Season 2, Bonus Episode: Investing in Native Leadership
In this special bonus episode, we hear from guest host and Teach For America alum Kayla Camacho (Dallas-Fort Worth ‘14) and leaders across our network who are innovating culturally relevant methods for recruiting and supporting Native educators to better serve Native students' success.
Creating Schools Where Black Male Teachers Can Thrive
Black men make up only 2 percent of the U.S. public school teaching force and have a high turnover rate. How can districts attract and retain more Black male educators?
Season 2, Episode 4: Healed Teachers Heal Students
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with Dr. Wenimo Okoya, Founder of Healing Schools Project. The non-profit works to prevent burnout by addressing toxic work cultures that steer BIPOC teachers out of the classroom. Healing Schools Project believes that when interventions are built around those furthest away from systemic privilege, all benefit.
California is Investing in Bilingual Educators in Asian Languages. What Does This Mean for AAPI Educators and Students?
California’s first-ever investment in bilingual teacher programs for Asian languages could help increase the number of AAPI educators in the state.
What Will It Take to Create New Career Pathways for Latinx Educational Leaders?
What are the best ways to improve opportunities for advancement for Latinx teachers who aspire to become principals and superintendents?