Flagged Curriculum (political activism, false facts, critical race theory, etc)

'This is a safe space NOT for students who identify only as White'

WPS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 'This is a safe space NOT for students who identify only as White.'

BLM flag

February 11, 2021 Dear WMS Community, We are proud that we are putting up a Black Lives Matter flag in our school. It will hang in the same spirit as our Pride flag, which for decades has long been a statement of welcome and an affirmation of our values. This …

Superintendent emails parents to confess his white privilege

Dear Members of the Wellesley Public Schools Community: In a spring that has been defined by COVID-19, it might be easy to overlook the recent events highlighting the deep racial divides that still exist in this country. The video footage of Ahmaud Arbery being attacked while simply jogging down the …

Culturally responsive pre-K

Dear WPS Parents, Guardians & Community, As our community opens another school year, we would be remiss if we did not mark the moment we are in as a nation. Education takes place within a sociopolitical context that is inescapable to our work with young people. As our students return, …

Encouraging middle school students to report conscious and unconscious bias

Dear WPS Students, Welcome back to another school year! We have missed all of you. We are so glad to have you back. These last six months have been challenging in many ways. We have all had to adjust to new expectations - from wearing masks daily to protect ourselves …

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