Hate crimes rose 17 percent last year, according to new FBI data is the headline of a depressing, but not surprising, Washington Post article today.

If you’re interested in learning ways educators can respond to these kinds of attacks on our fellow and sister human beings (many who are our students and their families), you might want to explore:

Teaching & Learning Resources For The Pittsburgh Massacre

New & Revised: A Collection Of Advice On Talking To Students About Race & Racism

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Fighting Islamophobia In Schools

The Demonization Of Immigrants As Invaders, And What Teachers & Students Can Do About It