ISTA Racial and Social Justice Work

ISTA continues to look inward at what we, as educators and an association, can do to improve representation of persons of color as teachers, educators and school leaders. 

Our Racial Affairs Committee reviewed and revised ISTA's Minority Improvement Plan. The committee updated the plan to reflect today's struggles, challenges and realities that face both educators and students of color. The plan looks to increase outreach to educators of color by building and strengthening relationships, implement racial justice training, improve the professional development opportunities for educators of color and advance efforts to recruit and retain more educators of color. 

Previous Advocacy Events

The Racial Affairs Committee hosted Kelly Waller from the Indiana Department of Education to discuss how to talk about race in the classroom.


Classroom Resources

Bring diverse perspectives and conversations into your classroom. Use these resources to enhance your curriculum and represent all your students.

NEA EdJustice: Justice for Black Lives

Teaching Tolerance

Read Across America

Black Lives Matter at School

ADL Resources for Educators, Parents & Families

St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature

Learning for Justice Arab American Heritage Month

Professional Development Resources

Explore resources available to educators for personal and professional development, which creates more awareness of racial and social justice issues.

Racial Justice Is Education Justice

NEA Center for Social Justice

Racial Justice in Education: Resource Guide