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“Nosotros” film, Uber/Lyft strike, and the Charlottesville refugee community

Related Articles: Students’ videos highlight immigration issues West Main statue to be discussed as streetscape moves forward Mayor calls for removal of Lewis and Clark statue On WTJU’s Soundboard this week, Billy, Giles, and Elliott talk with host Lewis Reining about a student film about the experience of immigration and about discussions about whether to move or […]

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Charlottesville superintendent to recommend changes to gifted program

Related Articles: Students lead walkout for racial justice and equity City of Promise leader chosen as first supervisor of equity and inclusion for Charlottesville schools Charlottesville City Schools Superintendent Rosa Atkins said she will be recommending in June that School Board members make changes to the district’s Quest gifted education program. “It will look quite […]

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New supervisor of equity and inclusion for Cville schools, plus a piece from “Broken Ground”

Related Articles: City of Promise leader chosen as first supervisor of equity and inclusion for Charlottesville schools In Charlottesville, Greensboro leaders discuss healing after racist violence On WTJU’s Soundboard this week, Billy, Giles, and Emily talk with host Eliza Wilson about the ongoing effects of the national spotlight on Charlottesville, including the city school division’s new hire […]

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Diversity, inclusion discussed in wake of threat to Charlottesville schools

Nearly a month ago, a racist online threat prompted Charlottesville City Schools to close. The immediate response was to increase security measures. But parents are concerned about how the threat fits into a larger question regarding how students are being taught about diversity and inclusion. Earlier this month, Matt Haas, superintendent of Albemarle County Public […]

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City of Promise leader chosen as first supervisor of equity and inclusion for Charlottesville schools

T. Denise Johnson, currently executive director of City of Promise, said she knows the power of education and representation for children — especially in Charlottesville. That was her reason for accepting the offer to be the first supervisor of equity and inclusion position for Charlottesville City Schools. Her new role will begin on May 15. […]