Why culturally responsive teaching matters now more than ever

The Layers of Culture Culturally responsive teaching (CRT)–also called culturally relevant teaching–is not a new method of teaching. Gloria Ladson-Billings first introduced the term “culturally relevant pedagogy” in the 1990s. But despite its 30-year history and its recent increase in popularity, it remains frequently misunderstood. At its core, CRT is a research-based teaching method that […]

Innovative Education Tech Startup Kai XR Raises $530,000, Aims to Close Digital Divide in Learning via Virtual Field Trips

OAKLAND, Calif. — Kai XR, which provides kid-friendly, teacher-approved immersive learning experiences for students using virtual and augmented reality, has raised $530,000 in funding led by Kapor Capital, with SheEO Ventures, Pipeline Angels, and Techstars, amid a turbulent environment in which schools eliminated in-person field trips that typically supplement classroom lessons due to the Covid-19 […]

Juneteenth, the 155th anniversary Google Doodle narrated by LeVar Burton

Narrated by LeVar Burton and illustrated by artist Loveis Wise, the poem Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson powers this Google Doodle in celebration of the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth. From Google Creative Director Angelica McKinley: Short for “June Nineteenth,” Juneteenth marks the true end of chattel slavery across the United States— which didn’t actually occur until 1865, two and a […]