We believe it is our moral responsibility to welcome, celebrate and affirm the full spectrum and intersections of human differences in, and beyond our community. We will create a culture that celebrates advocacy and pursues justice for all, especially those from historically marginalized communities. We will practice risk-taking, and challenge one another to continuously examine systems of privilege and bias, and work collectively to confront and interrupt inequity in all its forms.
Dr. Charmie Curry
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Phone: 781-446-6210 ;5827
District at a Glance
The reality of the current national climate illustrates that there remains significant threats to the ability of schools to cultivate and sustain learning communities that are safe and supportive for all students. Prejudice, bias, hate and discrimination remain threats that require our vigilance and persistence to ensure that our core values are adhered to, and our mission is realized. This is our work. Stand with us.
View the District’s Equity Toolkit coming soon.
WPS Students: The Boston Globe wants to hear from you! Join their weekly student Town Hall.
March 2020 WPS Equity Guidance for Remote Learning
21-DAY RACIAL EQUITY HABIT BUILDING CHALLENGE
Upcoming Dates & Events
April 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
How Can We Interrupt Anti-AAPI Narratives in Schools Amid COVID19
Join BARWE (Building Anti-Racist White Educators) Core for a national discussion on April’s topic. RSVP here and we will send you the Zoom meeting link.
Overview: Since COVID-19 began to spread, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities have faced racist comments, jokes, harassment, assaults, and isolating behavior from those afraid of catching the virus. Our students may be facing this violence themselves or perhaps are perpetuating it. Educators have a responsibility to support those harmed by this wave of anti-AAPI violence and interrupt xenophobic narratives and violence.
It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.James Baldwin
METCO’s mission is to provide, through professional leadership and voluntary citizen action, the development and promotion of quality integrated educational opportunities for urban and suburban students in the Greater Boston community, and to work towards the expansion of a collaborative education program with the Boston and suburban school systems.
Interested in serving as a mentor for our youth? Please complete this interest form.
- Mix It Up Day – Coming October 2020
Faculty & Staff
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leadership Council
- Apply for The New York Times Teaching Project 2020-2021
- May 2 – IDEAS Conference: Register here!
- July 14-16 – Teaching and Leading for Equity and Justice: Facing History Learning Summit
ALANA (African, Latinx, Asian and Native American)
- Staff Contact: Pedro Carrasquillo
Interested in leading a Staff Affinity group? Complete the proposal.
Staff-Led DE&I Groups
- 7 Forms of Bias
- DE&I Terms
- Quick Guide to Planning Inclusive School Events
- Language Tips for an Inclusive Space
Privilege & Stereotypes
- Understanding White Fragility with Robin D’Angelo
- Privileged – An Essay by Kyle Korver
- Confronting Asian-American Stereotypes
- What Is the Model Minority Myth?
Community Empowerment Series
Organizations to Follow
- Teaching 6-Year-Olds About Privilege and Power
- Bias Isn’t Just a Police Problem, It’s A Preschool Problem
- Teaching Children to Resist Bias
- Danger of a Single Story
- Understanding Racial-Identity Development