"Building Teacher Capacity to Interrupt Racism in Schools: Studying the Work of the Center for Racial Justice in Education"
The Center for Racial Justice in Education (CRJE) engaged the Research Alliance to study two of their core program offerings. The first, Talking about Race (TAR), is a one-day workshop that aims to deepen educators’ knowledge about the history of race and racism in the US; strengthen their understanding of how racial bias affects their lives, their teaching, and their students’ lives; and help educators identify anti-racism educational practice. The second was a new, year-long program called Racial Justice in Schools (RJIS), which was designed to provide more sustained coaching and support around the creation of racially equitable learning environments. Drawing on surveys and interviews with participating educators, as well as program and meeting observations, our report to CRJE presents findings about both programs.