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Experiences With Bank Street’s Center On Culture, Race & Equity— Summer Musings (Or Lack Thereof)

We examined ourselves— our biases, stereotypes, the core of ourselves and what those facets of us meant for our pedagogy and the impact of our identities on our lives.

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Using a Culturally Responsive Strength-Based Model to Support the School Readiness and Success of Young African American Boys

The Crisis Educational disparities begin as soon as students step into our schools. Research by Walter Gilliam at Yale University in 2005 documented the racial disparities in expulsions and suspensions in pre-K settings that primarily impacted Black preschoolers, particularly African American boys. Recent data from a U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights report … Continue reading Using a Culturally Responsive Strength-Based Model to Support the School Readiness and Success of Young African American Boys

What’s in a Name? The Center on Culture, Race & Equity

The Center on Culture, Race & Equity at Bank Street (CCRE) was founded to create just and equitable learning environments so that children of all backgrounds can thrive and realize their full potential. Unfortunately, children in the United States are born into and must learn to navigate a highly racialized society. Whether children ultimately benefit … Continue reading What’s in a Name? The Center on Culture, Race & Equity