Loconto was overheard making anti-Asian comments during a Boston School Committee meeting over Zoom.
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There is an avalanche of resources flooding the Internet and the market to learn and teach about racism and anti-racism, especially to children. For many white and non-Black parents and caregivers, the past few days following the uprisings have meant that there is a surge of individual and collective ...
According to Sheridan Thomas, teaching comedic timing is nearly impossible through a computer screen. Thomas, a teacher of acting and directing at Tufts University, is 70 years old and never had to teach online before COVID-19. She had to adjust to tools like Zoom to conduct her comedic Shakespeare class, and lagging WiFi made a mess of the course.
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Now, the New England School of Photography is shutting its doors for good, just a little over two years after it moved its operation from downtown Boston to Waltham. “If you were trying to become a full-time photojournalist, this is one more obstacle."
“Our job as educators is to learn about our students and where they come from. We create lessons that will interest them, lessons about their life experiences."
For more than 50 years, Metco has stood as a hallmark effort to address racial disparities in education. But for the progressive civil rights program to keep pace with the national dialogue around race, inequality, and white supremacy, stakeholders say it’s time to reexamine and recommit to Massachusetts’ once-radical program.