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4 Ways to Promote Anti-Racist Teaching in Schools

We are at a point when we need to critically examine why anti-racist teaching is a crucial component of institutional and social change. How can White educators teach anti-racism if they are out of touch with the systemic racism and biases that Black children are so familiar with? The Village Method is here to provide…

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The Vital Role of Parental Engagement in School

Without parental engagement in schools, the educational process is certainly incomplete. That is why so many after-school programs, including The Village Method, have perfected their family engagement methods. In consequence, research has shown that student success increases considerably, all thanks to the presence of parental engagement in schools.   From staying in school to earning…

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A Sense of Belonging: Introducing Social and Emotional Learning

Our youth needs mental health support now more than ever. They would also benefit from self-management techniques and interpersonal skills. This way, positive outcomes and academic achievement will surely follow. Thankfully, Social and Emotional Learning is being implemented in both schools and after-school programs. The Village Method strongly supports such initiatives.   The prioritization of…

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What the Best High Schools in America Should Prioritize in 2022

2022 is looking like a busy year for public high schools in America. There is plenty of work to do, especially when it comes to closing the achievement gap experienced by most Black students. Intergenerational poverty, persistent segregation, and systemic racism plague most school districts. The Village Method differs from most after-school programs. We aim…

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A New Agenda: Race and Education Inequality

School districts all across the country struggle to connect properly with minority students. The concept of race and education inequality continue to be deeply interconnected. This reinforces the achievement gap and prevents our youth from academic excellence. The Village Method believes that a positive change in public schools is possible.    However, it might take…

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Why Culturally Affirming After-School Programs Are In Demand

A curriculum built by and for our Black youth should help close the achievement gap and restore educational equity. However, school hours fail to cover the magnitude of our real history. After-school programs can succeed when the curriculum fails our children. The Village Method is here to support families and act as a community of…

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