This article reports on a program in the Los Angeles Unified School District to train principals to root out racial inequities and biases in their schools. The program will begin with six months of Saturday sessions working with principals to help them identify and address racial disparities in their schools.Source:
Denisa R. Superville, Education Week, November 5, 2019Description:
"We know that the pursuit of racial equity in schools requires skill-building among principals, and teachers, and everyone who is involved in the ecosystem of schooling," said Shaun Harper, a professor and the executive director of the USC Race and Equity Center. "Part of this [program] is a recognition that many people did not learn in their prior educational and professional upbringing how to solve complex racial problems, what to do when data consistently show us pervasive inequities between racial groups, how to make good use of racial tension when it arises in a school. Those are all teachable things."Read the full article here!