ACTION ALERT! State Board of Education set to Dissolve CMAC

As a former Chair of the Coalition of Minorities Advisory Committee (CMAC) – I am angered to learn that the USOE Board is poised to dissolve CMAC  at their at their December 4, 2015 meeting. ACTION ALERT! Contact your State Board of Education member and tell them to VOTE NO to dissolve CMAC. Find your Board member here: Link to State Board of Education: Contact Information Here is the link to the agenda for the meeting on 12/04/15 USOE … Continue reading

OCR Investigates SLC School District’s Use of School Resource Officers (SRO)

Two years ago, one of my neighbors, Maureen Minson introduced me to the concept of the School to Prison Pipeline. Maureen was facing obstacles by the adults in the school system as she tried to educate parents and students about their rights when it comes to dealing with school suspensions. At the time Maureen was a student at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. I was later reintroduced to the … Continue reading

3rd Equity Leadership Team Meeting!

The school district held it third Equity Team Leadership meeting on Thursday –June 26, 20014. Here is the agenda for the meeting and the handout The stated purpose of the Equity Leadership Team: “As a member of the Equity Team, you will participate in a monthly professional learning community focusing on and being accountable for personal, professional and institutional engagement in equity work. We will meet to deepen our learning of educational inequities and how … Continue reading