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How Do Vermont Schools Address Racism?

South Burlington High School and Milton Middle School have both had rocky conversations about race and inclusion during this school year.
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South Burlington High School and Milton Middle School have both had rocky conversations about race and inclusion during this school year.

A few recent highly publicized racial incidents at schools have left some Vermonters unsettled, but minority communities say racial bias in schools is an everyday experience, not an outlier. Vermont Edition looks at what Vermont schools should do to address racism.

Our guests include Ebony Nyoni, founder of Black Lives Matter Vermont; Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe; Executive Director Curtiss Reed of the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity; and Lena Tenney, a cultural competence trainer with the Kirwan Institute, which has worked with Vermont educators and administrators.

Resource mentioned in this discussion:

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance program

Broadcast live on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.
 

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