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Talking to Young People About Race, Racism, & Equity

As our educators, school employees, families, and caregivers have conversations with students about race, racism, equity, and racial justice, OSPI is committed to supporting them with resources and tools to help guide safe dialogue.

Letter to K–12 Employees

On May 19, 2021, OSPI shared a letter written jointly with eight other K–12 organizations asking all K–12 employees in Washington state to commit to supporting students in dialogue about race, racism, racial justice, and equity. The letter includes tools and resources to support educators and school employees in leading conversations and reflection time.

The letter was signed by:

  • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Association of Washington School Principals
  • Washington Association of School Administrators
  • Washington State School Directors' Association
  • Washington School Personnel Association
  • Association of Washington Student Leaders
  • Washington Education Association
  • Public School Employees
  • SEIU 925

Combatting Antisemitism in Education

It is important to familiarize yourself with extant understandings and working definitions of antisemitism. Please remember that these definitions are often the consensus of a set of given perspectives and can evolve with time and context. The Combatting Antisemitism in Education document provides links for additional information on some of the most respected contemporary definitions and understandings of antisemitism.

Resources for Educators, Families, & Caregivers

Educators & School Staff

Families & Caregivers

Dialogue