Black History Month


February 1, 2022


Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate all that Black students, educators, and families bring to our schools and to consider ways that our practices and policies can better support them. Explore the stories below and visit Education Northwest on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for resources throughout the month on centering Black student voice, supporting Black educators, engaging Black families, and using data to achieve educational equity for Black students.

Destiny McLennan

How Black Students Make Decisions About Their Futures

Black students draw on varied assets and resources to make decisions about their life after high school. Destiny McLennan shares her research on Black students’ decision-making and how educators can offer support.

Dr. Ivory Toldson

The People in the Numbers: Rethinking Data for Black Student Success

Dr. Ivory Toldson of Howard University shares how to filter out “bad stats” about Black students, find good data, and center student voice in our schools.

Black History Month 2020

Supporting Black Students, Teachers, and Communities

Honoring Black History Month means supporting Black communities in schools all year long. In this blog, we share some ideas on how to make that commitment in your own school.

Black History Month 2019

Honoring African American Leaders in the Northwest

For Black History Month, we recognize the leadership of nine role models from the Pacific Northwest connected to our public schools, higher education and the development of young people.


Celebrating Student Leaders During Black History Month

Education Northwest is taking an opportunity to look at Black History Month through the lens of the future by honoring six outstanding student leaders from across the region.