Looking Beyond & Talking Within: a glimpse into our journey
For the past year, the State Board of Education (SBE) has focused on educational equity and social-emotional learning. We believe our work should be informed by looking at our policies through various lenses. We need to understand the issues and barriers from multiple viewpoints while being able to talk openly. To that end, members of the SBE gathered in May to discuss books we had read related to our areas of focus. Harium and I read The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander. Read more on the SBE blog.
(Originally published in the Summer 2019 issue of Direct, WSSDA’s quarterly collection of inspiring stories, news and updates from around the state.)
Image credit: New Press, 2010.