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“I Hate It Here”: How Minoritized Youth Perceive School and Social Belonging in Contested Racial Climates of Public Schools

Why do Black and Latinx students, and students of immigrant backgrounds report lesser feelings of acceptance and inclusion than their white peers? Dr. Sophia Rodriguez explores the experiences of youth of color and opportunities to create structural change in education policy.

Eclipsing ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle’: Having More Honest Conversations with Ourselves and Our Young People this Earth Day | Part 1

As the impact of climate change on the planet becomes increasingly more visible and detrimental, how can we encourage greater constructive action? In this blog post, Shana Viglieger calls for improved climate accountability and equity for youth of color and the communities most impacted by environmental injustice.

“We’re all, like, one community”: Latinx youths’ sense of belonging in community-based organizations

What is the importance of social support and trusting relationships amongst youth of color? How do community and youth-based organizations foster connection and solidarity with Latinx youth? Dr. Sophia Rodriguez explores the barriers that attribute to lack on belonging that newly arrived Latinx youth experience.

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“Disruptive Pupils” and “Forlorn Teachers”: How Educators Participated in the Expansion of Suspensions In NYC Schools

Teachers do not enter the profession to punish or exclude students. And yet numerous educators come to participate in racist and ineffective disciplinary practices. In the final blog post of this multi-part series, Dr. Rachel Lissy explores an often unspoken truth about school discipline policies.

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Parent Organizing for Racial Equity Case Study #4

This case study tells the story of Parents for Public Schools (PPS) as they work to build a more racially equitable public school community for families in Mississippi.

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Parent Organizing For Racial Equity Case Study #2

This case study focuses on the Organizers in the Land of Enchantment (OLÉ) project to advance racial and language equity with their members in New Mexico.

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Parent Organizing For Racial Equity Case Study #3

This case study highlights the journey of the WSA Parent Ambassadors to build a culture of community that values justice, equity, diversity and inclusion that uplifts parent voices. Parent Ambassadors centers these values in the advocacy and organizing efforts of Parent Ambassadors, thus interrupting perpetuating White-dominant culture and policy making.

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PRE Research Brief Series: Responsive and Sustaining Research Practices #2

How can a community-based civic leadership initiative for parents/caregivers and their children disrupt power inequities to influence educational systems and institutions? PRE Researchers investigate.

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Perspectives 2023

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