Octavia Spencer Praises Her Childhood School Teachers
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Alabama educated actress Octavia Spencer, the star of the upcoming Netflix series about the first African-American female self-made millionaire Madam C.J. Walker, gives thanks to her childhood teachers in this Southern Living interview .
" My interactions with them made it difficult for me to ever forget them. They really uplifted everybody..."
Statistics in Schools (SIS) brings school subjects to life using real-world Census Bureau statistics to create materials for use at all grade levels. The free and easily customizable materials help to enhance learning, prepares students for a data-driven world, and boosts statistical literacy.

SIS is a nationwide initiative designed to engage educators in helping make sure EVERY child is counted in the 2020 Census. This count impacts federal funds that Alabama communities receive for classroom technology, school lunch assistance, teacher training, after-school programs, special education, and more.

The U.S. Census Bureau recently mailed 2020 Census SIS kits to every school in the nation. The kits, which includes an administrator guide, gives teachers access to free activities and materials to use in classrooms during the 2020 Census.
Mark your calendars! March 2 - 6 is Statistics in Schools Week and Everyone Counts! Join the movement and take part in the weeklong series of four classroom activities which educates students about the importance of the once-in-a-decade count. Be sure to pass out this  SIS take home flyer  to all of your students on the final day of SIS Week - March 6. This flyer explains to adults the importance of the 2020 Census and how to count every child in their home.
Census Data and the Black Community
The U.S. Census Bureau in partnership with Bounce TV shares why the 2020 Census is important for the Black community.
Black History Activities for February and Beyond
Resources to incorporate Black history into your lesson plans not just in February, but year-round.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture shares a gallery of 106 images that illustrate the African American experience. This learning lab is designed to be a flexible addition to your curriculum. You could choose a few images for you and your students to analyze as a warmup activity or assign as a homework assignment.

African-American history, from slavery to the first black president, is examined in "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" documentary series by Harvard scholar and historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Using video clips from the series, this collection of lesson plans addresses a wide range of themes of the African-American experience from 1500 to the present.

National Geographic provides a Resource Library collection   with over 30 resources to help educators cover important events and figures in black history. Browse the collection to get the conversation with your students started. 
Miseducation of Students?
A two-month-long CBS News investigation looked into how important topics like slavery and the civil rights movement are taught in the U.S. Watch the video report for details on their findings including problematic history textbooks and school standards.
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