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Promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Classroom

January 12, 2022

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By Jana Rausch

Changing school demographics combined with increased national attention on race have thrust “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”—commonly known as “DEI”—into the spotlight. Given that school settings are important sources for personal growth and development, educators have taken a closer look at their approaches to foster positive environments where everyone is heard and valued. No matter where you are in your implementation of DEI strategies, these tips from Milken Educator Award experts on the topic are useful.

Click below to learn from Assistant Principal Princess François-Estévez (NY ’19) on setting up the right structures to promote DEI in a school, Gina Benz (SD ’15) on empowering culturally responsive students, and Dr. Joshua Cole (VA ’06) on how to prepare new teachers to support education equity.

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