Growing up as a Black millennial woman in a predominantly white suburb, the first time I really connected with Black youth—other than the one or two in my classrooms—was in a high school peer mentorship program for Black students. Since then, I have...
August 3, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically transformed the way that children attend class and other educational programs, often creating isolating contexts for learning.
July 30, 2020
In this time of COVID 19-related social distancing, the celebration of friendship takes on new meaning as we look toward International Friendship Day on July 30.
July 27, 2020
By failing to acknowledge students’ racial and cultural diversity, “Colorblind” SEL programs, which are de facto grounded in the norms and expectations white culture, can imply that the differences that emerge from students’ diverse backgrounds are deficits.
July 15, 2020
Today, as we celebrate World Youth Skills Day (July 15), we shine a light on how soft skills are laying the path toward better livelihoods for those who need it the most.
June 30, 2020
Community resilience broadens our scope beyond individual strength or a collection of survival stories amidst adversity by focusing on collective and structural ways to respond to trauma, so whole communities can not only bounce back but heal and thrive.
June 25, 2020
This year, I’m focusing inward, thinking about what queer history can teach us about Black Lives Matter and surviving COVID-19 for the long term.
June 24, 2020
EDC, through the USAID Global Book Alliance in Action (GBAIA) program, is delighted to work with the Global Digital Library to provide interactive audio instruction (IAI) to children across the world currently affected by COVID-19-related school closures.
June 18, 2020
At EDC, we recognize structural racism is real with disproportionately adverse impacts on health, education, and economic outcomes.