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June 18, 2019
As a New York City principal, I attended anti-bias trainings that didn’t feel effective. Here’s what did.
In the 14 years I served as a high school principal, I found no area of professional development more frustrating, divisive, and ineffective.
June 3, 2019
‘Wimpy’ or ‘well thought out’: NYC educators describe the implicit bias training they have received
The teachers’ wildly different reactions to the same exercise illustrate just how complicated the department’s sped-up rollout of mandated anti-bias trainings can be.
May 30, 2019
I’m a New York City high school junior, and I’m glad more of my teachers are getting anti-bias training
Anti-bias trainings are not about condemnation. They are a step toward acknowledging that the system is set up to best serve white students, not students like me.
Teaching & Classroom
August 15, 2018
Carranza aims to speed up anti-bias training for educators, calling it a ‘cornerstone’ of school improvement
The chancellor's goal is to compress the original four-year roll out of the anti-bias training to two.
July 26, 2018
Some teachers are spending their summer creating culturally relevant content
More than 400 educators came together at a summer institute to learn how to provide students with academic experiences that reflect the diversity of their schools.
May 17, 2018
As historians and New York City educators, here’s what we hope teachers hear in the city’s new anti-bias training
New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio just committed $23 million over the next four years to support…
May 7, 2018
Asked about a ‘divisive’ tweet about segregation, Carranza directs an Upper West Side parent to implicit bias training
During his first appearance on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, Carranza did not back down from the debate or apologize for his tweet.
BLM in EDU
February 12, 2018
New York City teachers bring Black Lives Matter to the classroom
The events culminate Tuesday with a rally at the education department headquarters.
December 7, 2017
‘Be bold’: Advocates, lawmakers call on New York City to go further on school integration
As New York City tries to increase the racial and socioeconomic diversity of its schools, it must do more to make sure every school is…
the trump effect
December 8, 2016
After Trump’s election, activists call on education officials to expand anti-bias training
“All city agencies must have a plan — that must include the Department of Education.”
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