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 ›
R.A.C.C.E’s latest work in the community.
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 ›
On October 21, 2016, our co-founder advanced the idea of improving educational experiences for children of color by affirming classrooms as safe spaces in her debut TEDx talk.
Press Release: Waterbury Public Schools Appointment of a New Talent and Professional Development Supervisor
Press Release January 11, 2017 Re: Waterbury Public Schools Appointment of a New Talent and Professional Development Supervisor
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.
“At its worst his ruling is an affirmation for change, but at its very best his ruling offers hope.”
Considering the persistent disparities in performance, discipline, and graduation rates for non-white students we believe more resources need to be allocated, and more effective strategies to hire more black and Hispanic educators must be embraced by the Waterbury Public Schools to achieve the desired results.