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Avoiding Racial Equity Detours by Paul Gorski

Gorski discusses four common “detours” schools take avoiding the changes necessary in achieving genuine equity.  He follows that discussion with five equity literacy principles that can help schools avoid equity detours and maximize the impact of equity efforts. He notes,…

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Teaching First-Graders About Microaggressions by Bret Turner

A teacher shares an approach to helping first-graders understand microaggressions.  “A critical difference between microaggressions and other instances of hurt feelings is the impact—a steady, slow-burning, detrimental accumulation of biases played out with words and actions. . . . Supporting…

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How Much Wealthier Are White School Districts Than Nonwhite Ones? $23 Billion, Report Says

“The report, released this week by the nonprofit EdBuild, put a dollar amount on the problem of school segregation, which has persisted long after Brown v. Board of Education and was targeted in recent lawsuits in states from New Jersey…

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Students weigh in on how to fix New Jersey’s school segregation problem

New Jersey is ranked the sixth-most-segregated state in the nation for black students, and seventh for Latino students.  High school students from Ridgewood, Leonia, Cliffside Park and New Milford recently convened to propose solutions to the racial divisions in New…

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Date Correction: Black History Month Presentation @ Trenton Free Public Library, February 16, 2019

Black History Month Presentation 1:30-3:30 p.m. @ Community Room  Join us as we present three wonderful speakers focusing on the role of women and young girls in the desegregation of our schools. Dr. Rachel Devlin of Rutgers University will discuss…

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