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NSTA Honors Juneteenth

Juneteenth—commemorated annually on June 19—is a national holiday that marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in Texas, finally ending slavery in the United States.

As educators, we reflect on what this day teaches us about our past, so we can help build a more just and equitable future. Here at NSTA, we are committed to empowering all educators, providing them with the necessary resources and strategies to ensure all students have access and opportunity to be successful in science. NSTA remains steadfast in its focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion both in the work we do with educators, and in the science education we provide to our students.

While NSTA’s headquarters office is closed on Monday, June 20, 2022, in recognition of this holiday, we pledge to continue seeking out the voices of Black people in science education to help guide the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives we champion.

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