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Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D., president emerita of Spelman College, is a psychologist and the author of “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” And Other Conversations About Race. Here she answers questions posed by the Parents League.

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by James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO, Common Sense

Encourage kids to ask questions about the information they’re receiving. Are there any inconsistencies in the content? Is the argument credible? Whom is the message for?

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You may be wondering how you can best manage your time at home with your child. At Parents League, we have a wealth of information and resources from our school advisors and experts from our schools and past events.

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by Jo Boaler, Professor, Stanford University; CEO, youcubed  

All students can achieve in mathematics at high levels. If we can bring about changes in mathematics teaching, many more students will enjoy mathematics, achieve at high levels, take more advanced mathematics classes and develop the quantitative literacy they need to become effective citizens in the 21st century.

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by Robin DiAngelo, Writer and Consultant

A sense of white superiority and knowledge of racial power codes appear to develop as early as preschool. Even when race is not explicitly discussed, children internalize both implicit and explicit messages about it from their environment.