Being Black at School

Being Black at School strives to utilize data and policy analysis to foster a movement for making schools safer and more equitable for black students.  Our approach to advocacy is unlike that of any other education organizations. To make a formative change in the lives of Black students, we realized our efforts need to be data-driven, grassroots focused, and concentrated at all of the levels of decision making– in the community, in the classroom, and in the statehouse.  By combining research, policy development and advocacy to influence public debate and catalyze change regarding race and education in America. We engage students, parents, educators, activists across the country by advocating for equitable schools, promoting learning environments and professional development that embraces multiculturalism, protecting Black students from racially charged discipline measures, and challenging government policies to accommodate the diversity of American classrooms.


NCSD Contact: Kelly Wickham Hurst,


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