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Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up? purpose

May 11, 2021 9:00 am

Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s shot is authorized for kids 12 and up?

No state yet requires students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, but how states manage other vaccines and exemptions can help us think about how a COVID-19 vaccine requirement might work, says guest columnist Kristine Bowman.
Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice purpose

Apr. 21, 2021 7:00 am

Darnella Frazier’s video was key to Chauvin conviction. Young people are key to achieving justice

Columnist Ami Patel Hopkins offers resources for educators and parents to continue to empower students and children to use their voices — as 17-year-old Darnella did — and to hold people accountable.
Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being purpose

Apr. 9, 2021 2:48 pm

Bringing ‘behavioral vaccines’ to school: 5 ways educators can support student well-being

Guest columnist Sandra Chafouleas says "behavioral vaccines" are especially important as schools seek to fully resume in-person instruction.
Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag purpose

Mar. 18, 2021 8:31 am

Anti-Asian hate: Silence is not an option and allyship needs to be more than a hashtag

Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins implores her fellow educators to create spaces for students to speak about what happened in Atlanta and to empower them to dismantle inequities and oppression.
Helping women by strengthening girls purpose

Mar. 3, 2021 1:25 pm

Helping women by strengthening girls

Guest columnist Kristen Burd says Girls Lead helps girls become more assertive in their relationships, consider multiple viewpoints, manage conflict, express themselves with confidence and make good decisions.
5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online purpose

Feb. 18, 2021 2:00 pm

5 ways for teachers to build a good rapport with their students online

"When students feel an instructor truly cares about them and their success, those students are more likely to engage with the course material and the teacher," says guest columnist Meredith Aquila.
Juntos releases results of yearlong survey on immigrant and refugee safety at Philly schools purpose

Feb. 15, 2021 3:40 pm

Juntos releases results of yearlong survey on immigrant and refugee safety at Philly schools

The School District of Philadelphia recently updated their ‘Immigrant and Refugee Toolkit’ for teachers, staff and administrators, but according to Juntos' survey, only 28% of the respondents had read it.
Hidden figures: The corps of young people helping build stronger educational networks people

Feb. 11, 2021 2:14 pm

Hidden figures: The corps of young people helping build stronger educational networks

Guest columnist Darryl Bundrige highlights AmeriCorps members whose quiet commitment to national service in our public schools is helping students and teachers manage disruptions, stress and disconnection in the wake of the pandemic.
How do I talk to my students about what happened? purpose

Jan. 7, 2021 8:42 am

How do I talk to my students about what happened?

Guest columnist Ami Patel Hopkins says she may not know how to answer her students' questions on yesterday's mob attack on the Capitol, but she shares her approach and the resources that can help.

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