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Comments by students about each others' hair may come from natural curiosity, but can be especially uncomfortable or unwelcome for students of color. That's why two SEED leaders at a school in Delaware created an activity on the science of hair that also incorporated lessons on diversity, tolerance, kindness, and inclusion.
SEED is happy to recognize the 30th anniversary of SEED Founding Co-director Emily Style’s 1988 essay, “Curriculum as Window & Mirror,” and to celebrate SEED staff member, educator, filmmaker, and social justice advocate Willa Cofield’s 90th birthday.
Perhaps the greatest struggle I have in explaining SEED is accounting for why SEED works. Our current SEED staff are not nationally known personalities with the most news headlines, academic publications, or social media followers. Often times when we present one-off sessions at conferences or share what writing we do have, people respond with “That’s nice.” This is a striking contrast to what participants share with us during our seven-day New Leaders Week.

— Cheryl Robinson, Supervisor, Office of Minority Achievement, Arlington Public Schools, Virginia

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