In this case, by looking at our three-year trends we can see a disturbing trend of systemic failures to address the root causes of poor student performance, especially for Black and Hispanic students.
R.A.C.C.E’s latest work in the community.
Malloy’s veto allows our lawmakers to complete the difficult task of constructing meaningful and comprehensive legislation during a full session in 2019… If we are serious about increasing educational access for all children, closing all opportunity gaps, and ending the school-to-prison pipeline our elected officials who have expressed a sincere desire to promote education equity should allow the veto to stand…
On May 9, 2018, SB 256 cleared the House of Representatives. This is historic-landmark legislation. Public Act 18-78 makes Racial and Ethnic Impact Statements available to any legislator in any committee.
We are moving forward. We are excited about the increased level of awareness in our community about education equity or the lack of it. We have been and continue to be motivated as well as passionately committed to challenging systems of oppression. … Read More ›
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 ›
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