By Orinthia Harris, PhD, CEI Educator and STEM/STEAM Consultant I am heartbroken by the conditions in our nation that have led to injustice, inequality, sadness, and pain. It is important to say the children’s names on our minds—Aiyana Stanley Jones, Trayvon Martin, Jamee Johnson, Tamir Rice, and Antwon Rose, Jr.—and speak out
against the police brutality that resulted in their deaths and the deaths of so many other Black people in this country. As I grieve over the many live
By Marla Hunter, Founder and President of Live.Love.Teach!, LLC @LiveLoveTeachLLC As a Black woman, who also happens to be an educator, there are things that happen throughout the day that my non-Black counterparts don’t have to deal with and probably don’t really think about when
teaching Black and Brown students. As I reflect back on my 16 years in the of field education, both stateside and internationally, I am both heartened and dismayed. Considering my experiences in pub
Dr. Christine Mason interviewed CEI Board Trustee Dr. Kevin Green & Kevin Simpson, a member of our Advisory Board and faculty, to learn more about their views on racism in education. As educators field questions from staff members and parents about how to talk to their children about the racial injustice that America can no longer ignore, CEI has been having discussions on how best to support school leaders in having these critical conversations. We’ve turned especially to ou
Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) Statement on Racial Equity and Justice by Christine Mason, CEI Executive Director; Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation and Research Support; and Ingrid Padgett, CEI Director of Development and Communications “…Prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud.
Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God—if they call God at all.”
~Dr. Maya Angelou Our hearts ache. In this moment,