An organization is only as good as its culture—and building that culture is not only a role for HR, it’s every manager’s and employee’s responsibility.
Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that race and culture exert a powerful influence on policies, practices and interactions in every aspect of DoDEA.
DoDEA employees have always risen to the challenge and we have always endeavored to serve and provide every military-connected student -- regardless of race or ethnicity-- with a sound education. But, we believe that race and culture exert a powerful influence on policies, practices and interactions in every aspect of DoDEA. Therefore, DoDEA is working to advance Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) through the development of a DoDEA REDI Operations Team and a four-phase action plan to be implemented at the beginning of School Year 2020-2021.
The work will begin with senior leaders and lead to identifying culturally responsive teaching standards and professional learning around implicit/explicit bias. It will determine the actions required to continue our progress in reducing achievement gaps and make resources available to educators and parents to partner in this endeavor.
While our organization has historically strived to be a place of racial diversity and inclusivity, there is still work to do. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion must become embedded in everything we do, from curriculum and assessment to hiring and professional development. We must not simply celebrate equity, diversity, and inclusion, it must be actively pursued for all our students and employees. It must be a foundational premise in every aspect of our organization.
By educating, engaging, and empowering students to understand issues surrounding race and discrimination, we will lay the foundation for lasting change and progress. To begin important, and sometimes difficult conversations, we have assembled this body of resources on anti-racism, diversity and social justice for parents and teachers to use with our military-connected students and families.
This webpage will be updated regularly with new resources and information on DoDEA’s Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Operations.
Resources for Parents and Teachers talking to kids about race
crucial understanding of how to teach students of color who live in poverty. A crucial understanding of how to teach students of color who live in poverty
How to Talk to Your Kids About Injustice, Racism, and Protests. Framing conversations about racism and injustice as fair vs. unfair can help them understand.
How White Parents Can Talk To Their Kids About Race. Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America.
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization and international collaboration between researchers who are interested in implicit social cognition - thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control.
Experiencing time differently even within the same hour? What about since you have been sheltering in place?
As more and more organizations look for ways to support their employees and take action in response to the most recent violence against black people in this country...
Parents taking a deep breath and having those tough conversations with their kids about race and racism.
Your Age-by-Age Guide to finding out what children understand about racial differences and how to talk to them about it.
28 books that talk about race with heart and unflinching honesty, these titles celebrate the power of diversity, freedom, and truth.
List of Adult books to read about Anti-Racism, social justice, equity and inclusion
Books that young people can read on their own to help them make some sense of what’s going on in today's society with race, racism, police violence, etc.
By: James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
A List Of Books, Films And Podcasts About Racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, social injustice and code switching.
Recommended books to connect children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures and spread the joy of reading. NEA lists are created on WorldCat, the world's largest network of library content, to help you find these titles in your local library.
By: Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
Center for Racial Justice in Education Resources trains educators to disrupt and dismantle racism in their classrooms, communities, and homes.
Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training provides, organizing, training, and consulting to institutions striving to dismantle racism.
A list gathered from multiple resources for Responding to Racist and Violent Acts
Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies is the ability to engage and appeal to all learners in your classroom via unique teaching strategies, even those with distinct backgrounds.
A list gathered from multiple resources for Responding to Racist and Violent Acts
Teaching about race, racism, and police violence are resources that can help spur much-needed discussion around implicit bias and systemic racism, but they can also empower your students to enact the changes that will create a more just society.
Teaching Tolerance Frameworks is our systematic approach to anti-bias, social justice and civil rights education makes complex topics easier to understand—and teach.
Teaching Tolerance Lesson Plans is a ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.
Teaching Tolerance Magazine provides timely articles to make you think and publications that are perfect for sharing and discussing with colleagues. These resources are designed to help educators improve their practice and turn K-12 schools into strong communities where all students have the opportunity to learn.
Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.
This year I am one of only three White people in the building. I thought it made perfect sense that she seemed disappointed to see me.
Critical Race Reflections from Future Teachers of Color
Meet Bronx native Dena Simmons on a fellowship trip and hear about her life’s work and experience. She’s an educator, a TED speaker, and currently, the assistant director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
Dena Simmons explores how educators can inadvertently harm students of color—and what we can do to bring out their best.
The language we choose reflects our implicit biases—but according to a new study, mindfulness can help.
Discussing racial issues can make students and teachers uncomfortable. Here, educator and scholar Dr. Beverly Tatum shares her wisdom on teaching about slavery and race-related issues.
Vitriol and violence connected to race are running high. K–12 classrooms are where we must start to build an equitable, nonracist society.
I am finding it difficult to get through most days without crying, without feeling like water is rising above my head, without feeling a great…BY KELISA WING
The "school-to-prison pipeline," is a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
We must commit to teaching in a way that totally disrupts and dismantles the system of oppression.
“Teaching for Black Lives,” a collection of writings that helps educators humanize blacks in curriculum, teaching and policy and connect lessons to young people’s lives.
E.B. DuBois was right about the problem of the 21st century. The color line divides us still. In recent years, the most visible evidence of this in the public policy arena has been the persistent attack on affirmative action in higher education and employment.
While most of us see ourselves as ‘not racist’, we continue to reproduce racist outcomes and live segregated lives
Peggy McIntosh… “I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.” (PDF file)
We discuss topics in social justice and how it relates to everything in education
The Leading Equity Podcast focuses on supporting educators with the tools and resources necessary to ensure equity at their school.
Over 80% of teachers in the U.S. are white. But most don’t know that their whiteness matters.
The education podcast dedicated to keeping you informed and connected to what's current and what works.
This podcast focuses to address the common issues in the world of education through multiple perspectives.
Comedian Trevor Noah spoke with Anderson Cooper about the state of affairs in his adopted country.
Joint Federal Financial Agencies OMWI (Office of Minority and Women Inclusion) Event. (June 24, 2020)
Professor Ibram X. Kendi, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and the Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, have a conversation with Brene’ Brown on racial disparities, policy, and equality.
A conversation about race, diversity in hiring, and the business impact. (Transcript available)
Robin DiAngelo On 'White Fragility' And Anti-Racism.
I Have a Dream Speech by Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington, August 28, 1963, Washington, D.C.
How Students of Color Confront Impostor Syndrome.
The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist.