September 21, 2018

Aldermanic education committee pushes for diversity in schools

Read the entire article by Isabel Bysiewicz and John Besche on Yale Daily News.

Board of Alders Education Committee member and Ward 26 Alder Darryl Brackeen held a hearing to discuss the issue of diversity in the New Haven Public Schools workforce on Thursday evening.

At the hearing, Brackeen said that diversity in the classroom and racial sensitivity training for teachers are especially important in New Haven, where fewer than 10 percent of educators in New Haven Public Schools identify as a person of color, compared to 45 percent of students who identify that way.

“We can work collaboratively together to ensure … a diverse teaching force here in the city,” Brackeen said Thursday.

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