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This summer, we're helping followers "start the conversation!"🗨️ Administrators shouldn’t be beating students into submission. They should be modeling behaviors that promote healthy attitudes toward oneself and others. #LetsTalkAboutIt https://t.co/KEUoBrT0bSRead More
Yolanda, one of our *amazing* board members, was featured in the recent New York Times article "For Many Women, Roe Was About More Than Abortion. It Was About Freedom" "There's really no safe place, if we're being honest, for women." ~@prntgdcolonizedRead More
A great piece by our friend Maile at Lives in the Balance (@LITB_). "The nation’s most vulnerable students disproportionately carry the burden of these ineffective and traumatizing practices."Read More
Too many us know too little about our own thinking. How do we change that? Join us: https://t.co/aiI2vhRzvERead More
@ianawren That is a heartbreaking story—for so many reasons.Read More
And we told the delegates, “This is not about parental preference—this is about public interest.” We asked, “By sustaining this practice, which communities are we not serving? And how is that affecting Arkansas’s future?” We’re so grateful for their support! (6/6)Read More
And this fact. (5/x) https://t.co/n3RxDrxvNsRead More
We arrived at this fact. (4/x) https://t.co/RkCCLAb9yDRead More
We highlighted a number of districts’ statistics. (3/x) https://t.co/igLX8fIk4KRead More
In our presentation, we included information about the disparities in paddlings administered PER DISTRICT as broken down by race. (2/x) https://t.co/IU3hT2RiUBRead More