Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Expansive Youth Books for Middle and High School Students [downloadable]

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the most comprehensive bias-based bullying prevention program in the nation to provide LGBTQ+ and gender inclusive professional development training, lesson plans, booklists and resources specifically designed for educators and youth-serving professionals.

Welcoming Schools secondary book lists are designed to help educators create classrooms, libraries and schools that are affirming of LGBTQ+ students, families and staff with high quality literature. Read more ›

How to Talk to Kids About Gender

Discussing gender can help kids feel more confident in themselves and supported by their parents and caregivers, says Dr. Christy Olezeski, director of Yale’s pediatric gender program, which helps people ages three to 25 who are grappling with questions about their gender. Read more ›

Affirming, Gender-Expansive Children’s Books

When is the right time to talk to children about gender identity and gender expression?  Children internalize messages about gender from a very young age, so it’s never too early to start.

If you’re feeling unsure about how navigate these conversations, you’re not alone. One way to begin to explore the topic is through books. Read more ›

Black History Month Resources [web resource]

February 1 marks the start of Black History Month, bringing opportunities for critical reflection and honest conversation with our students about our history and futures. The 2022 Black History Month theme is “Black Health and Wellness.” Read more ›

Book: Real American — A Memoir

Real American is the story of Julie Lythcott-Haims‘ journey from self-loathing to self-love as a Black and biracial woman living in predominantly white spaces. Read more ›

Black Youth Face Rising Rates of Depression, Anxiety, Suicide

Nearly everyone has experienced a degree of anxiety or depression due to the pandemic. But for young Black people also confronting persistent racism and ever-widening inequities, the current moment has led to an acute crisis in mental health. Read more ›

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr./Honrando a Martin Luther King, Jr.


In a letter to the EBC community, Head of Esther B. Clark Schools Jody Miller, Ed.D., BCBA honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s influence and contributions.
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5 Tips for Culturally Responsive Teaching

Educator Audrey Muhammad was recently named the recipient of The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) $10,000 Scholarship Award. The author and former high school English teacher shares some quick tips for culturally responsive teaching. Read more ›

How Latinos Are Bonding Over First-Generation Trauma

Leslie Gonzalez’s path to becoming a doctor was filled with overwhelming pressure, stress and anxiety. Classroom struggles, the challenge of juggling a part-time job and schoolwork — Gonzalez labeled herself a failure. And on top of that, she felt the pressure of being one of the only Latinas in her medical school setting. Read more ›

Parents Wondered Whether Learning Remotely Could Work As Well As Being in a Classroom. New Global Data Suggests the Answer Is No.

Of all the pandemic edicts — the mask requirements, the vaccination mandates — few were more contentious than the decision to shutter schools. Read more ›

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