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.
Season 2, Episode 1: The Purest Form of Activism
Host Jonathan Santos Silva speaks with leaders and educators from The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia about how to create safe spaces that value and invest in young Black leaders.
The Latest NAEP Data Is Devastating: What Do We Do Now?
The Nation’s Report Card shows troubling trends in student proficiency in the wake of the pandemic. Teach For America CEO Elisa Villanueva Beard shares three big lessons to serve as a springboard for reimagining education in this moment.
7 Tips for Submitting a Strong PSLF Waiver Application
Teachers and other public service workers have until Oct. 31 to apply for the limited-time PSLF waiver and receive retroactive credit for past student loan payments.
Supporting Black Students’ Wellness Amid Mounting Challenges
School leaders share how they’re supporting Black youths’ mental health and wellness.
Working With My Hands Is My Self-care
A Black educator who has taught for almost 30 years explains the importance of self-care for K–12 teachers.
Everything Feels Impossible, but We Educators Keep Going for Our Students
Educators need more support to deal with ongoing challenges related to the coronavirus and political strife.
Teachers Shouldn't Be Responsible for Solving Teacher Burnout
How school leaders can create a culture of mental health and wellness for teachers.