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History in Context: Approaching Education with Nuance and Empathy By R.W.L., a community member What is the essence of education? What does it mean to question and stress-test our beliefs? What does it mean to have a dialogue, and how far can we go before committing heresy against our society’s fundamental beliefs surrounding the world?Continue reading “#IAmForChange – History in Context: Approaching Education with Nuance and Empathy”
#IAmForChange Because That Is What Education Is All About: An Essay on Honest Conversations About Education
Honest Conversations About Education by E.W., a local parent Lately, much of our national discourse has been focused on throwing around labels: this story is “fake news”, that story is funded by a super-PAC, and the other is politically motivated beyond reproach. Words like “Marxist”, “terrorist”, and “radical” have been weaponized without much thought aboutContinue reading “#IAmForChange Because That Is What Education Is All About: An Essay on Honest Conversations About Education”
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Si Se Puede! By R. Mundial, a student Hispanic Heritage Month grants us the opportunity to bring awareness to the impact of the Hispanic community across the United States. Today, I’d like to present on the way that Hispanics and the Latinx community have been portrayed within our mainstream society, andContinue reading “#IAmForChange – Si Se Puede!”
Learning Loss During the Pandemic: Marginalized Students Hit the Hardest By Maria Skivnovia, a student A year and a half into this pandemic, many are concerned about COVID’s effects on students. In a survey conducted in March, 53% of educators reported their students experiencing significant learning loss. But some students have suffered more than others,Continue reading “#IAmForChange–Learning Loss During the Pandemic: Marginalized Students Hit the Hardest”
Discussions in the Classroom By Benedict Ogley, a student My AP Human Geography class was one of the most formative classes I’ve had in my education thus far. The highlight of my time in the class was definitely my teacher, Mr. Hildenbrand. We went above and beyond the curriculum and had multiple discussions pertaining toContinue reading “#IAmForChange–Discussions in the Classroom”
LGBTQIA+ Individuals in History: Their Stories Matter By B. Ashman, a student I have taken history classes at NA for many years now, and yet I have not had a single lesson featuring a historical figure or event significant to the LGBTQIA+ community. My history class this year didn’t even mention the Stonewall Riots, anContinue reading “#IAmForChange — LGBTQIA+ Individuals in History: Their Stories Matter”
One year ago, NA For Change kickstarted their campaign for change by calling attention to issues regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in the community. Their Caravan for Change brought together the community and demonstrated solidarity with the broader efforts to fight the scourge of racism and its effects on communities. Since then, we haveContinue reading “NA For Change Announces the Second Annual Caravan For Change”
We, NA For Change, believe that an inclusive environment leaves no one behind; that analyzing unfiltered history fosters critical thinkers; that being uncomfortable in the classroom fulfills the purpose of an education: to teach students about the world, its people, and their place and future in it. Providing students with a holistic education and analyticalContinue reading “NA For Change Releases A Statement Ahead of the May 19th North Allegheny School Board Meeting”
Mental Health in Education: A Growing Problem Going Unaddressed By S.R. Phobe, student Approximately one in five teenagers today suffers from at least one mental disorder. Young people have higher rates of overall mental illness and severe mental illness than older individuals, with many people having gone so far as to say that Gen ZContinue reading “#IAmForChange—Mental Health in Education: A Growing Problem Going Unaddressed”
Disability Justice By M. Eschenbach, student I am speaking tonight on disability equality/justice. Though this topic stretches far beyond what can be covered in five minutes, I want to give my perspective on the issues affecting the disabled community and implore the district to take action to protect its disabled students. Society today often excludesContinue reading “#IAmForChange – Disability Justice”
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