From Culturally Reactive to Culturally Proactive Schools – A Case Study

Hamden Hall Country Day School

Achieving educational equity in our schools is not simply a math challenge. It’s not even just about which schools are in which neighborhoods, public vs. private, or which schools have the most money to spend on its teachers and students. It is a far more complex conundrum, and one that requires dedicated, culturally responsive, proactive leaders who are committed to listening to all voices, and incorporating those voices into school policies, curriculum and the development and maintenance of an educational environment that provides equitable learning opportunities for all. Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden, CT understands this importance, and has engaged with Everyday Democracy to assist them in the development of student dialogues that are designed for lasting democracy-strengthening, culturally progressive change.


January 22, 2019

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