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Middle School Renaming: Community Voting

In July 2020, Princeton High School alumnus Geoff Allen began a petition drive to remove the name John Witherspoon from the public middle school. In August, after receiving Allen’s letter and holding public hearings, the Princeton Public Schools Board of…

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Princeton Parents Launch Black Students’ Advocacy Organization in Public Schools

By Donald Gilpin, Town Topics, January 20, 2021 A group of local parents has initiated the Princeton Parents for Black Children (PPBC), a nonprofit organization to support and advocate for Black students in Princeton Public Schools (PPS). Citing “unique challenges…

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Princeton Public Schools Equity Committee meeting, March 9, 2020

From Committee Chair Michele Tuck-Ponder: The Princeton Board of Education Equity Committee will meet on March 9, 2020 at 7pm in the Valley Road Conference Room (25 Valley Road, Princeton).   On the agenda for Monday: Panorama Education (PE) will make…

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Princeton Public Schools Community Forum, January 25, 2020

The Princeton Public Schools are projected to grow by several hundred students over the next five years. To plan for that growth in ways that are educationally and fiscally sound, the district is holding a community forum on Saturday, January…

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Psychology: Bias, Quantified

  Princeton professor of psychology Stacey Sinclair and postdoctoral scholar Travis Riddle compared county-by-county data on racial bias with statistics on school punishment. Their results showed that bias and racial disparities are strongly correlated. The summary article in the Princeton…

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