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Students focus on equity in letters to Board of Ed

The Equity Project is a new twist on an argumentative writing unit. Normally, teacher Katie Sluiter assigns a topic, but this year she knew students had a lot on their minds...

Today’s classrooms look more like the world

Kent County schools are experiencing substantial change in the racial and ethnic makeup of their students, with classrooms looking more and more like the society and world around them...

Students reflect on personal experiences as Asian Americans

Students respond to the spike in hate crimes, reflect on experiences as Asian American students...

Students celebrate the beauty of multiple languages

Students celebrated their Spanish-speaking heritage with International Mother Language Day at Alpine Elementary...

Students explore the globe, zoom in on where they are from

The ongoing project is a way for the school’s 137 ELL students to learn more about where they are from and share it with others...

‘You feel like your voice is being heard’

The high school’s Equity Conversations program provides a safe place where students and staff can talk openly about racism and other issues...

District works to increase staff diversity to mirror student population

Kentwood leaders say word of mouth brings teachers of color and those looking to teach in the most diverse district in the state. Staff members are trained to be aware of biases and remove them from the hiring process...

Students feel welcome in a district with ‘flags of every country’

In the state’s most diverse district, students weigh in on what it means to them to go to school with peers from all over the globe...
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