Current Issues

R.A.C.C.E’s latest work in the community.

BCREC 2017 Wrap-up and Follow-up

BCREC 2017 was RACCE’s first annual two-day conference hosted in Waterbury with Waterbury educators, parents, and students.  The goal was to provide a safe space for each stakeholder group to address educational dilemmas and envision solutions for myriad issues affecting… Read More ›

RACCE’s 1st ANNUAL: BUILDING CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE

Attention: Waterbury Educators, Parents, & Students Register Now!!! #RACCE We are hosting a two-day conference on December 2nd & 3rd, 2017. This two-day event is a unique professional development and community building opportunity, and we hope you will join us. It’s… Read More ›

#ProsperNotPrison: Waterbury Public Schools Eliminate Out-of-School Suspensions for Dress Code Violations

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, our Board of Education voted to affirm a new district policy created by district leadership that eliminates out-of-school suspensions as a sanction for dress code violations.  To be clear, this is great news! 

Parents, Advocates, Activists, and Community Members Respond to Mass Suspensions at Wilby High School

In a single day, despite there being no systematic evidence that suspensions help maintain a safe learning environment or deter future misbehavior, the Waterbury Public Schools chose to suspend 156 Wilby High School students for not adhering to dress code… Read More ›

R.A.C.C.E’s 2017 ADVOCACY & LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIES

Moving Towards Equitable Outcomes In 2016, more so than ever, there were more revelations about our society and more of those revelations highlighted the importance of easily accessible equitable education experiences for all students. What we have in Connecticut is a… Read More ›

THE HUBRIS OF A COLOR-BLIND CONSTITUTIONALISM: CCJEF RULING APPEALED AND IS MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE STATUS QUO

Our hope is that elected officials, those individuals who have been, and who will be, the locus for educational policy still believe rational, substantial, and verifiable policies will reverse the systemic ills that make inadequate educational opportunities the bedrock for inequality in Connecticut.

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