Finding Comfort in the Tradition of the Transition

Back to school should be a celebration. In my view, just like a graduation or wedding, the first day of school, every year, should be a significant life transition we celebrate. This celebration reassures that we, as parents, trust our child’s teacher…


Utilize your social network while #DoingTheWork

Since November 8th, our schools have been flooded with hatred and bigotry. It is time we take a stand for students and work to foster environments of respect and equity.

For many of us, our nerves about the incoming administration have only been exacerbated over the past month as the President-elect has been nominating a cabinet filled with racist, xenophobic, and homophobic views.

Any hope in the slightest that outrageous things said during the campaign were merely an election strategy…


Rockford, IL — Colin McGinnis, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Research at Being Black at School, today released the following statement on the nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

Being Black at School (BBAS) looks forward to working with the Secretary of Education nominee to ensure that all…


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Why do we need a strategy?

In the United States, nearly 50.4 million students attend our public elementary and secondary schools. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, we are now a minority-majority education system, with 51% of our students (25.9 million) being of color. Our nation’s diversity is one of our greatest assets– and…


To close the equity gap once and for all, we must now implement policies that resolve the systemic problems cause by race bias.

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Title VI of the Civil Rights Act states that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Based…


I’m going to do what I can to give a voice to my kiddos — both now and as they develop into the men and women they are destined to be — happy, healthy, thriving and alive.

I am a man without a religion. No God to turn to, no gospel to rely upon — all I can do is think to past readings of the Bible, and ask myself “why?”

I am a citizen of a deceitful government. No laws that provide protection, no leaders who…

Colin Page McGinnis

Psychologist | Early Childhood Education

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