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Students lead discussion on “Asking for Courage” day dedicated to racial issues

Students lead discussion on “Asking for Courage” day dedicated to racial issues

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
March 19, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

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January rife with conversations on race and increasing protest

January rife with conversations on race and increasing protest

Jake Brodsky, News Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News

Between conflicts within the Brookline Police Department, Martin Luther King Day celebrations in the town and at the high school that addressed alleged institutionalized racism and recent student protests, the month leading up to Black History Month was replete with local racial activism and attempts to...

Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Email sent to parents regarding math class and police incident

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
March 12, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Showcase

On Friday, March 11 Headmaster Deborah Holman sent an email to parents and staff. In the email she addressed both the junior math class incident and the altercation between police and students. She also commended the high school for "more publicly examining institutional racism, bias and privilige,"...

Lunch and Learn: Faculty discusses police and math class incidents with students

Lunch and Learn: Faculty discusses police and math class incidents with students

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
March 12, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

On Thursday, March 10 a Lunch and Learn was held during the entirety of E-block. Around 40 students, almost entirely students of color, and several administrators were present during a discussion about the event outside of the school on Tuesday, March 8 and an incident in a math class on Friday, March...

Lunch and Learn: Social Studies department

Lunch and Learn: Social Studies department

Valentina Rojas, Arts Writing Editor
March 4, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Informational, News, Showcase

The social studies department hosted a lunch and learn in the MLK room during second lunch on March 2. Gary Shiffman led the conversation as Curriculum Coordinator of the social studies department. 23 people attended the lunch and learn, nine of which were staff, the rest students.

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Lunch and Learn

Lunch and Learn

February 25, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News

Lunch and Learn series continues in the guidance deparment

Lunch and Learn series continues in the guidance deparment

Valentina Rojas-Posada, Arts Editor
February 24, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

The main point of the Guidance department’s Lunch and Learn session was to hear feedback from students on their experiences with guidance counselors and social workers. The main grievance of the meeting was the feeling that guidance counselors don’t do much, and that they needed to reach out more to students instead of vice versa.

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Librarian Lynne Cohen hosts her final race reels

Librarian Lynne Cohen hosts her final race reels

Lizzy Filine, Arts Writing Editor
February 9, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Race Reels, Showcase

Even between urging others to take more pizza and cake and planning Poetry Fest for later this month, librarian and member of the Race Reels committee Lynne Cohen never fails to put a smile on her face.   Cohen has been a member of the Race Reels committee for the past five years since she started ...

School improvement plan: mental health

School improvement plan: mental health

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 6, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Race Reels, Showcase

INTRODUCTION   This is one article in a series out of four concerning the school improvement plan. The school improvement plan is a document that every school in Massachusetts is required to create and make public every year, according to Headmaster Deborah Holman. This year’s school improvemen...

School improvement plan: administration

School improvement plan: administration

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 5, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Race Reels, Showcase, Uncategorized

INTRODUCTION   This is one article in a series out of four concerning the school improvement plan. The school improvement plan is a document that every school in Massachusetts is required to create and make public every year, according to Headmaster Deborah Holman. This year’s school improvemen...

School improvement plan: academic and financial support

School improvement plan: academic and financial support

Rosa Stern Pait and Valentina Rojas
February 4, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, Hard News, News, Race Reels, Showcase, Uncategorized

INTRODUCTION   This is one article in a series out of four concerning the school improvement plan. The school improvement plan is a document that every school in Massachusetts is required to create and make public every year, according to Headmaster Deborah Holman. This year’s school improvemen...

Students and administrators meet in weekly “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss race and inequality

Students and administrators meet in weekly “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss race and inequality

Sara Hogenboom and Sarah Gladstone
February 4, 2016
Filed under Conversations on Race, News, Showcase

The “Lunch and Learn” series will be sponsored by a different department or program every week in order to get student feedback on curriculum, practices and ideas for school improvement. The lunch is held in a different location every week. On Feb. 3 the weekly lunch was held in room 384 and was offered as an open discussion of what the high school can do, in general, to be more equitable and inclusive. Anyone can drop into these lunches.

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