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August Newsletter: A Summer of Learning Gains

Updated: Feb 9, 2019


As we find ourselves in the dog days of this summer and prepare to head back into the classroom, I am reflecting on all of the active learning that CJSF's community partners have been engaged in this summer - teaching history, civics, and political education in community and modeling learning in ways that are intentional about the power and wisdom of students and parents of color, and educators. Check out some summer learning highlights led by our partners below (a special shout out to our partners at Urban Youth Collaborative and Make the Road New Yorkfor inviting CJSF to join them at their Day at the Capitol in July) and join me in thinking about what the summer memories of the youth in CJSF's partner network are likely to be twenty years from now - memories of lessons learned that extend beyond the boundaries of traditional classrooms and shape lives.

In that spirit - before you fall back into the schedule of the school year, please join Communities for Just Schools Fund and the Southern Education Foundation as we help channel educators' #RedforEd and #MarchForOurLivesenergy towards active solidarity with Black, Brown, and LGBTQ youth and communities demanding (and modeling) liberatory, relationship-centered, police- and ICE-free schools. We are hosting a Back to School webinar entitled Back to #JustSchools: How Educators Can Show Up for Youth of Color & Queer Youth in the New School Year on August 22nd, at 4:30 pm ET. You can register here and please share this invite with teachers in your network.


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