• Restorative Practices in Education
    Relationships—Not Rules, Not Policies, Not Procedures Drive Human Development Restorative Justice in Education is an invitation to create educational cultures that emphasize social engagement rather than social control. This does not imply that rules, policies, evaluation, telling, and success are irrelevant; it simply means that these serve the needs…

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  • COVID Anxiety: Overcoming Back to School Challenges
    The Context Learning communities experienced incredible challenges this year due to COVID-19 and the ever-present social unrest in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. While schools continued to be a place of growth and expansion, they also performed as mental and emotional health centers, basic…

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  • COVID and Education at Our Inner-City Schools
    As the COVID pandemic unfolded, every family and employer in America suddenly realized how deeply their lives and livelihoods depended on the nation’s education systems. With almost no notice, school buildings shut down. Families and educators suddenly found themselves in the middle of a massive national experiment in new…

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  • School Uniforms Don’t Have to Exist: Reimagining the Landscape at U Prep
    Allowing students to wear spirit wear instead of school uniforms, reflects their school pride, instead of forcing them to look alike, feel policed and under guard; denotes freedom of expression; and creates a community of trust from student to school leaders and staff. Change is necessary. Approximately five or…

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  • Liberation Through Education: Part III
    Culturally Responsive Education: Reflection – Beyond the School Walls “When we incorporate Culturally-Responsive Education (CRE) into our counseling practice, we begin to create counternarratives. A more culturally responsive approach to college counseling and access, that refrains from a deficit viewpoint and considers the contextual needs, cultural knowledge, and assets…

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