Featured Fellows: The Inaugural Class of the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support The Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) has been working closely with 24 school administrators, teachers, psychologists, and social workers who are leaders in their states working to advance the understanding and use of trauma-informed practices in New England. The Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC)—a SAMHSA (Substance
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Courageous Conversations in the Classroom Part III: Discussing Racial Inequity in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom

By Ishani Das, CEI Intern What is the child’s right to learn? This is the central question that Glenn Singleton, creator of the Courageous Conversations protocol, poses to readers in his book, Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools (2015). The answer is seemingly obvious: every child has a right
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Courageous Conversations in the Classroom Part II: Empowering Students to Have Difficult Conversations

By Aisha Powell, CEI Intern U.S. students average six hours a day, 30 hours a week, more than 1,000 hours a year in school (National Center for Education Statistics, 2018; Sparks, 2019). With students spending a substantial amount of time in school, the classroom should be a place where all students feel heard, empowered and
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