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VISION

Serve Black Educators. Influence Others. Impact Black Children.

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General Membership Meeting
General Membership Meeting

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General Membership Meeting

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MISSION

Our mission is to influence and develop the capacity of Black educators and raise awareness about the systemic challenges within education. We are committed to promoting a "call to action" that ensures equity and transparency in all schools, and to developing a system of networking and mentorship in support of Black educators. 

SEVEN-POINT ACTIONABLE AGENDA ITEMS

We insist that NYSED and all Educational Systems:

  • Ensure the inclusion of Anti-Bias workshops, Anti-Racism training, and Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education practices for all teachers as part of attaining a NYS teaching certification.

  • Mandate the consistent and authentic integration of comprehensive Black history & societal contributions, civics, and social justice education across all disciplines within the K-12 Curriculum.  

  • Require the consistent integration of experiential learning in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) throughout grades K-12 for all students. 

  • Replace current mandated state assessments with multiple forms of performance-based assessments.

  • Integrate restorative practices for school safety, staff, and students as part of the daily culture of the school in order to build community and disrupt the School-to-Prison Pipeline.

  • Increase the hiring of Black teachers, support the development of Black faculty members, and improve leadership opportunities for Black educators.

  • Provide appropriate funding as per the Campaign for Fiscal Equity.

STRATEGIC PLANNING WITH OUR COMMITTEES 

COMMITTEES

Our dedicated committees include:

  • Policy

  • Advocacy

  • Capacity

  • Culture and Community

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