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• With headlines reporting an increasing number of anti-Semitic incidents across the country, Education Dive discusses what schools can do to teach tolerance.
• What is the best way to ensure a safe and inclusive environment for students? How can nonprofits support more sensitivity training for teachers and anti-bullying measures?
• Here's more on how teachers and schools are working to curb anti-Semitism.
After a gunman, who authorities have said targeted the Jewish community and posted anti-immigrant comments online, shot and killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, Chalkbeat reports on how educators are trying to determine their roles in approaching this event with their students.
The number of anti-Semitic incidents across the country is rising, and in schools, incidents such as verbal insults or graffiti with swastikas have also increased, Chalkbeat notes, citing a 2017 audit from the Anti-Defamation League that said schools surpassed public places as the spots with the most anti-Semitic incidents.
Teachers are struggling with respecting those affected and addressing the massacre in class while also avoiding criticism of pushing a political agenda. Some districts suggest culturally responsive teacher training and diversifying curriculum, while others say anti-bias education will give students the foundation to have difficult but important conversations.
Read the full article about responding to anti-Semitism by Jessica Campisi at Education Dive.