Youth Justice and Reform
This section provides information on social justice issues, multicultural education, and education reform. Resources include teacher development, an online magazine for educators to promote social justice in their classrooms, education statistics, a network of policy-makers and educators dedicated to raising high school graduation rates, and an online bookstore.
American Diploma Project
American Diploma Project (ADP) Network includes 35 states that are dedicated to making sure that every high school graduate is prepared for college or careers. The network, including governors, state superintendents of education, business executives and college leaders, is working to bring value to the high school diploma by raising the rigor of high school standards, assessments, curriculum and aligning expectations with the demands of postsecondary education and careers.
This organization promotes the teaching of social justice related issues in the classroom and provides a variety of research which encourages this progressive viewpoint.
Independent Television Series (ITVS)
ITVS is dedicated to promoting, funding and presenting various documentaries and media projects on television and the web, that present various issues and points of view that reflect a diverse society. Provided is a list of ITVS supported films with lesson plans and curriculum for middle and high school educators.
Intellectual Takeout: Education and Social Justice
The Intellectual Takeout for education and social justice section includes a variety of books, primary documents, and links to resources authored by those who encourage an American education system where critical pedagogy is front and center.
Justice Matters works to build and support a national racial justice movement working towards transformative education for students of color—and to develop and advocate for a racial justice policy agenda in local schools and on a national level.
National Association for Multi-Cultural Education
NAME provides opportunities for learning in order to advance multicultural education, equity and social justice. The goal is to proactively reframe public debate and impact current and emerging policies in ways that advance social, political, economic and educational equity through advocacy, position papers, policy statements and other strategies.
The National Center for Education Statistic
The National Center for Education Statistics is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
This site is home to Rethinking Schools magazine, a publication that encourages teachers to educate their students from a social justice/critical pedagogy point of view. The website contains links to many articles and publications which promote the "education for social justice" agenda.
Teachers for Social Justice
Teachers for Social Justice (TSJ) is an organization of teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers, and other educators working in public, independent, alternative, and charter schools and universities that have come together based on the commitment to education for social justice. They are working towards classrooms and schools that are anti-racist, multicultural / multilingual, and grounded in the experiences of our students.
Teachers 4 Social Justice (T4SJ)
A San Francisco based, non-profit organization dedicated to the development and support of teachers. Through use of peer-evaluation and community building strategies, T4SJ implements programs and organizes teachers, to develop empowered learning environments and offer equitable access to resources for students. The site offers workshops, events and gatherings for educators.
Teaching for Change
A site that provides parents and teachers with various resources for their school to promote progressive values in young students’ education to make them multicultural, citizens of the world. Including an online bookstore, Teaching for Change also trains and provides workshops for quality parent involvement in education.
A magazine run by the Southern Poverty Law Center dedicated to providing teachers free educational material including curriculum on various subjects and film kits. The site focuses on how to teach diverse classrooms by providing resources for teacher development.
Zinn Education Project
Based on Howard Zinn’s book, “A People’s History of the United States,” the Zinn Education Project is aimed at changing the way US history is taught to middle and high school students. Stepping away from typical history textbooks, the project focuses on the contributions of working people, women, people of color and organized social movements.