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 that includes funding recommendations that push towards justice and ways to get organized in your local community to impact your district’s spending plan. This toolkit is based on collective recommendations from our first event in this series. This event is open to anyone wanting to organize for education justice in their community!
Rethinking Standardized Testing Info Session
The Waterbury Area Anti-Racism Coalition (WAARC) is encouraging families and students in our community to consider opting out of statewide standardized tests this spring. On Wednesday, April 21, 7:00-8:00, WAARC will host an information session to provide more info about the harms of standardized testing, how to have conversations with kids about it, and how to opt out if that’s your choice.
We don’t need to automatically accept inequitable systems. Together we can rethink and do better. For more info about WAARC’S position and standardized testing myths check out this position statement.
Disability Awareness Day: Stronger Standing Together Workshop
Vermont student leaders share their lived social experience of disability and call for respect, rights and education justice in our schools. We invite other students, families, allies, educators and policy makers to join the conversation. This VCDR event is cosponsored by the Education Justice Coalition of Vermont.
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