Earlier this month Board of Education Commissioners Sanchez and Cook proposed a resolution which would make changes to SFUSD’s interim assessment policy. Most notably it would allow teachers to opt out of district assessments. Unfortunately, parent voices have been absent from the conversation.

During Black History Month, learn about everyday American heroes who fought against inequality. Here’s a great list of books for your child.

History books have improved a lot since my day, but I am sure they still gloss over the fact that our country was built , from its very first days, on the backs of enslaved Africans.

This is an amazing resource for parents or educators wanting to share the richness and diversity of our African-American history and experience through artistic quilts.

How do you make sure you are celebrating Black History in a way that values a people’s cultural contributions within a social and historical context?

This is a great visual history of social dance, highlighting some of the amazing contributions African-Americans have made in creating American culture.

OK… so in case you didn’t know… black people invented stories. Seriously! It’s true! You can read about it by learning about one of my favorite folktale heroes… Ananse the Spider