Highline Academy partnered with Dr. Aaron Griffen to host two workshops, one for parents and another for students, to provide a space where they could unpack their lived experiences and gain new tools to navigate difficult conversations about race and racism.
Parents concerned about the quality of their children’s schools were surprised to see the Quality Schools Task Force forge ahead with plans to abandon the DPS SPF ratings and adopt the state performance framework, even as families were challenged to weigh in during the COVID 19 pandemic. The Quality Schools Task Force continued to hold meetings in March and April (both virtual) to move the work forward.
The Montbello Organizing Committee (MOC) received reports of many neighbors losing jobs during the pandemic. Parents trying to help their children with new remote learning protocols were also facing the prospect of having no money to pay rent or buy food.
TEN is a team of community organizers committed to ensuring every child has access to a high-quality education. In this video, TEN leaders and parents illustrate how they are working to support one another and ensure every student receives the tools they need to learn during the COVID 19 pandemic.