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Get to know Dr. Kim!

 

Kimberly Martin, Ph.D., Diversity Equity & Inclusion Coordinator At Royal Oak Schools Presents, Dr. Kim's Corner.

Here she will promote understanding and share dialogue and events centered on diversity, equity, and inclusion in and around our district.

 SEPTEMBER:

Kimberly Martin, PhD, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Coordinator at Royal Oak Schools wants to share with you this month an article on how being racially diverse in school can benefit all. Here's a snippet of the article:

"Today, school integration—using new, more legally and politically palatable approaches—is getting a second look as an educational reform strategy. For one thing, policymakers and scholars across the political spectrum are beginning to realize that ignoring the social science research on the negative effects of concentrated school poverty is not working to close large achievement gaps between races and economic groups."

"Many middle-class Millennials say they find suburban life sterile and prefer walkable communities. One poll, the authors note, found that 77 percent of Millennials expressed a preference for urban life. This development raises new possibilities for integrated schooling."

To read the full article, use this link.

 OCTOBER: 

Kimberly Martin, PhD, Diversity Equity & Inclusion Coordinator at Royal Oak Schools wants to share with you this month the meaning of Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Indigenous Peoples' Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American Peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. It began in 1992 in Berkley, California, as a way to honor Indigenous people, as well as recognize their contributions to American history. It is celebrated the same day as Columbus Day to bring attention to the controversial history of Columbus himself. Currently, about 37 states celebrate and recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day. 

To find out more about it, click here.  And, celebrate Indigenous Peoples' day Monday, October 11th!

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Learning for Justice is a website considered to be a great resource for families, teachers, everyone when it comes to all things diversity-related. 

You can check it out here.