What Works: Anti-Racism at Schools
School counselors and other school staff have a long way to go when it comes to addressing racism, bias and disproportionality at school, according to recent ASCA research. Only 37% of respondents to a recent survey review disproportionality with administrators. And even when respondents do engage in anti-racism efforts, only 15% have seen decreased gaps in achievement and opportunity. Learn how several educators are successfully tackling racism and bias.
- Brian Coleman, 2019 School Counselor of the Year, School counselor at Jones College Prep, Chicago, Ill.
- Tracy Jackson, Supervisor, School Counseling Services, Loudoun County Public Schools, Va.
- TaRael Kee, Assistant Principal, Collinsville High School, Collinsville, Ill.
- Tiffany Blackwood, School Counselor, Prosper Independent School District, Prosper, Texas
- Jan Desmarais-Morse, School Counselor, Goshen Community Schools, Goshen, Ind.
- Marianne Matt, School Counselor of the Year Finalist; School Counselor, Capital High School, Madison, Wis.
- Moderator: Deirdra Hawkes, Director of Programs and Advocacy, ASCA and ASCA staff liaison to the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Original air date: Feb. 7, 2022