13 minutes | Aug 11th 2020

Getting Ready for the Race Discussions Waiting for Us As We Return to School

Are we ready for the sensitive, complex discussions about race and social justice that will be coming to our schools next term? Black lives matter, policing, social justice, equitable education are the big themes, and the prevailing sentiment is no. Join us as we take the first step toward getting ready to manage the challenging road ahead.

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Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator. He works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. His latest book, We Got This, explores how the work of creating more equitable school spaces is embedded in our everyday choices -- specifically in the choice to really listen to kids. He has been featured in Education Week, Brooklyn Magazine, and Teaching Tolerance Magazine. He has partnered with The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, The New York City Department of Education, The International Literacy Association, Scholastic, and Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.