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Reconciling my anti-racist parenting with my kid’s private school education

Having made the decision to send her children to a private rather than public school, white parent Shannon Cofrin Gaggero details how she began to engage her children’s school around issues of race, class and equity, including using the Action…

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He Called the School Board Racist. Now, He’s Joined It.

In 1999, the Decatur, Illinois school board expelled Courtney Carson and five of his fellow black classmates after a fight.  Now an activist, minister and mentor to young people going through the same challenges he faced, Rev. Carson has been…

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8th Annual Princeton Book Bag and School Supplies Drive

Princeton Human Services is requesting donations to benefit Princeton children in kindergarten through 6th grade who are low-income and in need of school supplies and new book bags. The supplies needed are listed below.  The department is also accepting monetary contributions toward…

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The College of New Jersey Renames Hall

The College of New Jersey’s Board of Trustees adopted  a recommendation by TCNJ President R. Barbara Gitenstein to rename Paul Loser Hall. Effective immediately, the building that houses the college’s Office of Admissions and School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise…

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Talking About Race in Mostly White Schools

Ruha Benjamin, leader in racial literacy, encourages white people to interrogate their white spaces.  In this article, Leah Shafer supplies questions teachers in primarily white schools can use to frame the discussion.  

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