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Combining first-person narratives, personal growth exercises, and informational text, this staff development resource helps educators address the mind-sets that can impede their progress with African American students.

Conclusion: A Work in Progress: Committing to Ongoing Personal and Professional Development
Conclusion: A work in progress: Committing to ongoing personal and professional development

Throughout this book, you have read stories, research, and strategies, and you have completed numerous exercises that I designed to help you increase your efficacy with African American K–12 students. As I said in the Introduction, as educators, “alarm bells should be ringing in our heads” because despite all of the progress that has been made in various sectors of the United States, many African American K–12 students continue to have extremely negative school experiences, as reflected by dropout rates, graduation rates, standardized test scores, and the number of African American students who get trapped in the school-to-prison pipeline.

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