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As a part of our Equity for All Initiative, we are elevating voices from across our region about racial justice and equitable opportunity. One way to hear from our staff, families, students, alumni, and the community at large, is posing a “Question of the Month” and sharing responses.


How have we created a culture where black children and learn and thrive?

Submit your answer by February 26, 2021. You have the option to state your name or remain anonymous.

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Hear the voices of staff, families, students, alumni, and community at large.

Responses to the question of the month are gathered and then shared at the beginning of the following month.

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KIPP Bessie Coleman Academy

When considering the naming of our school it was important that it represented the culture of our students and our school goals. The goal of our school is to empower our students with a sense of pride and appreciation of cultural awareness, curiosity, and citizenship. We believe we are growing community of learners who will address challenging obstacles through reasoning, creativity, and critical analysis.”

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Leading With Racial Equity and Justice

“To me, leading with a commitment to racial justice and equity means ensuring that the students who are ultimately in my charge- 97% of whom are Black- are taught WELL. We must not forget that there was a time when it was illegal for Black people to learn to read. Literacy is liberation, and denial of that aspect of liberation to Black people has had long-lasting ramifications. As Executive Director, my most impactful contribution to the fight for racial justice and equity is creating effective schools. That IS my protest and my power.”

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