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Category: schools


Superintendent Steve Cochrane Presenting at Civil Rights Commission Meeting, June 26, 2018

Those who attended the June 4 Continuing Conversation heard teachers and students from the Racial Literacy and Justice course talk about this new initiative. Come to the next meeting of the Princeton Civil Rights Commission to hear about this and…

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A conversation is needed after Cinco de Mayo ‘celebration’

Valeria Torres-Olivares, Princeton High School senior and Not in Our Town board member, wrote a guest column in the Princeton Packet (May 31, 2018) spelling out the problem with Cinco de Mayo parties and celebrations and ways in which the…

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Julie Washington’s Quest to Get Schools to Respect African-American English

In his article in the Atlantic, William Brennan describes the efforts of speech pathologist Julie Washington to have schools implement code-switching between the dialect of African American English and standard English in teaching reading and in closing the black-white literacy…

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Restorative Justice & Equity in School Discipline

Thursday, April 12, 7PM, John Witherspoon Middle School Auditorium There is a call to action to address the persistent gaps by race and special needs status in school suspension and expulsion. Schools are seeking ways to transform how they elicit…

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History class should be the last place where we stop talking about race

Noting the complaint that “appears at least once on my students’ course evaluations: ‘too much time on race’ ” every time he teaches American history, Donald Earl Collins adds, “A small but persistent minority of my students seem to want…

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