Districts in Kent County and nationwide are experiencing increasing diversity, with students representing various races, ethnicities, identities and cultural backgrounds. In a new series, SNN explores this trend. We will highlight the many ways diversity is a strength for students, teachers and communities alike, while requiring an intentional focus on equity and awareness. Even as much of the nation is roiled by conflict over immigration and racism, SNN will feature diversity as a source of cultural competence and real-world education for students.
School News Network reports on the 20 public school districts in Kent County, which enroll more than 90,000 students. Founded in 2013, we are an editorially independent news site funded by Kent ISD, local districts and community sponsors, and powered by an experienced team of reporters, editors and photojournalists. We specialize in covering classroom teaching and learning, analyzing the many issues that enhance or discourage student success, and highlighting the education magic that happens each day in our public schools.