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Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action

Across race and place, educators, parents, and allies are coming together to ensure that every Black student and educator can live, grow, and thrive with support, love, and joy. The goal of Black Lives Matter at School is to spark an ongoing movement of critical reflection, honest conversation, impactful actions in school communities for people of all ages to engage with issues of racial justice. Below find stories, resources, and ideas highlighting Black Lives Matter at School during the Week of Action from February 1-5.
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Published: 11/10/2021

BLM at School Resources

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Black Lives Matter at School

Black Lives Matter at School is a national coalition organizing for racial justice in education, hosting this annual week of action for educators, students, parents, unions, and community organizations.
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Guiding Principles

Access more information on the thirteen guiding principles of the Black Lives Matter at School week of action.
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Black Lives Matter at School Pledge

When we join together to rewrite the rules, we make our schools places where students can investigate, innovate and make mistakes and missteps—and that’s better for all of us.
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Resources from NEA EdJustice

Check out resources to help facilitate conversations about race, including classroom appropriate lesson plans, guides on how to have tough conversations with peers and students, and more.
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Get Our BLM at School Poster!

Complete our quick form and we'll give you a link to download a poster or let us know where to send one in the mail. 
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We demand justice and equity for Black lives, in all places, in all forms. It is our responsibility as educators to ensure that every student feels welcome at school.
— NEA President Becky Pringle

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Black History Month Resources

Integrate Black History Month into your classroom, with these lesson plans and materials to fit multiple grade levels.
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Making Black Lives Matter at School

Three community activists offer questions for reflection on how to make Black lives matter in the classroom, at school, and in the community.

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Join Our Movement

We ask only what is right: equal opportunity for every student, every educator, every family. At home, in school, online, in Washington–there’s a right place for all of us to make a difference.
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Create safe and supportive schools

Every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment. We provide the tools for educators to make it happen.
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Great public schools for every student

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.