Educational Resources - Media and Links

  • "Unconscious Bias" 
    Is often defined as prejudice or unsupported judgments in favor of or against one thing, person, or group as compared to another, in a way that is usually considered unfair. 

  • "The Power of Proximity"
    With leadership comes responsibility. Attorney Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, issues a heartfelt challenge to turn the narrative of racial indifference and create a more just world for the poor, marginalized, and discluded.

  • "Becoming a Culturally Responsive Teacher"
    Mr. Gary Howard makes a compelling case for knowing who your students really are, advocating an approach that celebrates culture and history.

  • "Title IX"

    Title IX is a federal civil rights law in the United States of America that was passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This is Public Law No. 92‑318, 86 Stat. 235 (June 23, 1972), codified at 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681–1688. It was co-authored and introduced by Senator Birch Bayh in the U.S. Senate, and Congresswoman Patsy Mink in the House. It was later renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act following Mink's death in 2002.

    Title IX was enacted as a follow-up to passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 1964 Act was passed to end discrimination in various fields based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in the areas of employment and public accommodation.  The 1964 Act did not prohibit sex discrimination against persons employed at educational institutions. A parallel law, Title VI, had also been enacted in 1964 to prohibit discrimination in federally funded private and public entities. It covered race, color, and national origin but excluded sex. Feminists during the early 1970s lobbied Congress to add sex as a protected class category. Title IX was enacted to fill this gap and prohibit discrimination in all federally funded education programs.