Shaun Nelms on the importance of anti-racist curriculum in K-12 schools

In response to a local school district assigning a classroom worksheet that inaccurately explained slavery, Shaun Nelms, associate professor and the William & Sheila Konar Director of the Center for Urban Education Success (CUES), spoke with a news outlets about the importance of creating inclusive and historically accurate lessons of American history.
 
Watch the 4/21/21 News 8 WROC-TV segment, “Local Educators Push for Anti-Racist Curriculum After ‘Insensitive’ Slavery Worksheet in Pittsford
 
4/21/21 News10NBC segment, “Slavery Worksheet Used in Pittsford Class Came from Online Lesson Source. So We Bought the Lesson”
 
4/22/21 13WHAM-TV segment, "Hundreds of Local Teachers Trained on New Antiracist Curriculum Programs"

4/22/21 Spectrum News segment, “Preventing Inaccurate Lessons in Schools Like Slavery Worksheet in Pittsford CSD”
 
The stories also highlight the new Monroe County Anti-Racist Initiative, led by the CUES, as well as a new website, called Elevated Educator, launched by East High and Warner School staff that shares some of the emerging culturally-responsive and sustaining (CR-S) lessons and units more broadly.

Tags: anti-racist instruction, Center for Urban Education Success, Shaun Nelms