Event Invite! Vermont school districts are receiving a combined 285 Million as part of the American Recovery Act. The question remains as to whether schools will use this money to push forth transformation or work to return to the status quo. The Education Justice Coalition is launching a collectively developed Beyond COVID Recovery Organizing toolkit Continue reading “https://ethnicstudiesvt.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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We are getting organized throughout the state for education justice and we need your support! Fighting for a Just COVID School Recovery Vermont school districts are receiving a combined 285 Million as part of the American Recovery Act with some school districts receiving over 20 million. The question remains as to whether schools will utilize these Continue reading “https://ethnicstudiesvt.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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We’re excited to share the recent report from the Ethnic and Social Equity Standards Advisory Working Group. Releasing this report, that includes recommended revisions to the State Board Education Quality Standards (EQS) Manual, is a step of the work to transform our VT education system. To make real, lasting change we need a grassroots movement working for these Continue reading “https://ethnicstudiesvt.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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Let’s work to get police out of schools! This community forum will discuss how to replace police in your school with systems that support and uplift all students. The panel will include educator, parent, and school board perspectives – plus we’ll have time for Q&A. This is the second of a two-part series. Register for Continue reading “https://ethnicstudiesvt.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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As we go through this challenging time together we are reaching out to say hello. We recognize all the challenges that COVID-19 has brought to students, parents, and teachers and want to let folks know that we are still here fighting for educational equity and to ensure the voices of marginalized folks are lifted up Continue reading “https://ethnicstudiesvt.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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October 21, 2019 Contact:  Kiah Morris, Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Vermont Schools Montpelier, Vermont– In accordance with Act 1, a recent law designed to help tackle bias, discrimination, and inequity in Vermont schools, the Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools (VCESES) appointed 11 members to the newly formed Continue reading “https://ethnicstudiesvt.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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Frequently Asked Questions Who is the EDJ Coalition? What is Act 1 and what does the law do? What is the Ethnic and Social Equity Standards Working Group? Is this a mandate for schools? So what are “standards?” What about hazing, harassment, and bullying in Vermont schools? What are the qualifications to apply? What is Continue reading “https://ethnicstudiesvt.org/wp-content/themes/gridd”

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