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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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Official Statement Condemning Recent Incident of Hate Speech

When racist and anti-Semitic slurs appeared on an 8th grade web-based project, Princeton government and religious leaders produced the statement below.  Superintendent Steve Cochrane published a statement earlier on behalf of the school district.  To read that statement, click here….

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