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Learning From History: November 4th, 2021
Learning From History: November 4th, 2021

This week's Behaving Equitably edition elevates some historical events and accomplishments of Native Americans, discusses cultural and religious holidays around the world and find out how you can take a peak into the lives of some Milton Families. 


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Vantage Points: October 21st, 2021
Vantage Points: October 21st, 2021

In this week's edition of Behaving Equitably read about the district's Equity efforts in the month of October, learn about the Salem WitchTrials, and explore the concept of cultural prejudice.


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Progressing Equitably: October 7th, 2021
Progressing Equitably: October 7th, 2021

In this week's edition read about the Milton Public School's progress towards behaving more equitably, the history of Halloween, and some cultural and religious days celebrated around the world.  


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Trauma Informed: September 30th, 2021
Trauma Informed: September 30th, 2021

Read about the impact of trauma on this week's Behaving Equitably Newsletter.  


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The Quality Review Report: September 23, 2021
The Quality Review Report: September 23, 2021

Read the entire Quality Review Through an Equity Lens report in this week's edition of Behaving Equitably newsletter.


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Hispanic Heritage Month: September 16, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month: September 16, 2021

September 15th, 2021 through October 15th, 2021 is Hispanic Heritage Month. Although I think the lives, diverse cultures, contributions, struggles, accomplishments, and extensive history should be celebrated and learned all year round, the nation has determined this is the time to purposefully and collectively learn more about the heritage of Hispanic, Hispanic Americans, Latino, Mexican, Mexican American and Latinx.  This edition of Behaving Equitably elevates the contribution and historical events of Hispanic Heritage from the lens of Equity.


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Remembering and Learning: September 9th, 2021
Remembering and Learning: September 9th, 2021

This edition provides insight on some of the equity efforts the district accomplished and is still working on in the 20-21 school year. It also gives some insight into the difference of 'learning loss' versus 'unfinished learning'.  In addition to the district equity efforts, this edition highlights a tragic incidenct that happened two decades ago, the World Trade center attacks.

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Welcome Back: August 26th, 2021
Welcome Back: August 26th, 2021

In this week's edition, you can read about some of the equity work that has been done this summer.  You can also get some resources to help with the first day jitters.  In addition, check out some of the upcoming cultural and religious days that fall on the month of September. 


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How can we change: June 17th, 2021
How can we change: June 17th, 2021

Change has been a hot topic in the education world. Change, if used as a noun, is defined as, “the act or instance of making or becoming different.” But what does change look like? What behaviors are needed to make and sustain change? What are the different phases one must go through in order to change?

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Juneteenth: June 10th, 2021
Juneteenth: June 10th, 2021

Did you know that even though the Emancipation Proclamation was passed on “Freedom’s Eve”, January 1, 1863, some enslaved people that lived in Confederate controlled states were not set free? The government was not able to enforce the Proclamation without the help of the 13th Amendment that was passed (two years later) on January 31, 1865 (later ratified on December 6, 1865).

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Equal Rights for ALL: June 3rd, 2021
Equal Rights for ALL: June 3rd, 2021

We condemn all forms of hate and violent acts towards anyone and/or any group based on their identity. Let us hold ourselves accountable to stand in solidarity for equal rights for ALL people.

There is much happening in the world. Social Media has elevated so many stories of struggle, violence, harm, and trauma. I have shed many tears watching the death and annihilation of humans.

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Celebrations: May 13th, 2021
Celebrations: May 13th, 2021

“Chag Sameach!” (Happy Holliday) For those who will be celebrating the Shavuot from sunset on  Sunday, May 16 through sundown on Tuesday, May 18.

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Black Lives Matter: April 15th 2021
Black Lives Matter: April 15th 2021

On Sunday, April 11th, 2021, a 20 year old young black father, Daunte Wright, was shot and killed in a traffic stop. The New York Times reported, “The officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop near Minneapolis mistakenly confused her gun for her Taser, police officials said on Monday, quickly releasing video as they tried to ease tensions in a state on edge over the Derek Chauvin trial.”

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Cultural Humility: April 8th, 2021
Cultural Humility: April 8th, 2021

April is Celebrate Diversity Month, National Arab American Heritage Month, Ramadan and Autism Awareness Month.  There is so much to learn and to elevate.  In this week’s edition of Behaving Equitably we will explore some celebrations within the Southeast Asian communities, Easter, bringing awareness to Autism and share some upcoming dates to pay attention to. 

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Passover: March 25th, 2021
Passover: March 25th, 2021

Saturday March 27th through Sunday April 4th 2021


Slavery has been used since the dawn of time to elevate the existence of one group over the freedom, inhuman, abusive, and oppression of another. Egypt and many of its great creations during the Ancient Egypt Era was built on the back of Israelites. In 2021 from March 27th thru April 4th, many Jewish families will observe the Passover.

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Stand in Solidarity with AAPI: March 18th, 2021
Stand in Solidarity with AAPI: March 18th, 2021

Join the Milton Public School District as we stand in solidarity with AAPI in condemning any and all racist, hateful and violent acts against the AAPI community.

As an Asian immigrant woman whose parents survived a genocide, the struggle to be included, heard, and seen is a real struggle every day. South-East Asians’ journey in this country is fairly new compared to other nationalities. We arrived in this country during the 1980’s in search of refuge from our war-torn countries. The genocide of Cambodia was due in part of the secret bombing by the American Government. This story was never told in my k-12 education. This bombing was used as propaganda for the Khmer Rouge Regime.

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What is Equity: March 11th, 2021
What is Equity: March 11th, 2021

Equity is working to provide individuals, groups, and communities a fair chance to succeed by giving them what is needed based on their circumstances.

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Woman's Month: March 4th, 2021
Woman's Month: March 4th, 2021

The fight for women’s rights in America is also woven into the fabric of American History. Did you know that Women’s History Month started off as a day, turned into a week and then the month of March?

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Chinese New Year: February 12th, 2021
Chinese New Year: February 12th, 2021

Happy New Year to all of our community members who celebrate the Chinese New Year. This is the year of the Ox. Many people who follow the zodiac calendar believe that the year you were born on gives you certain characteristics that are similar to the zodiac (animal) sign that represents the year. There are many symbols that are predominantly seen during the Lunar New Year celebration. If you would like to know why the color red, dragons, rabbits, and traditions like cleaning the house is important during this sacred time of the year, History.com provides some insight.

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Black History Month: February 4th, 2021
Black History Month: February 4th, 2021

Black History Months and Black Lives Matter!


I would like to thank Carter G. Woodson for being the father of Black History and the author of The Mis-Education of the Negro. Because of his dedication, Black History is now a national focus during the month of February. However, students need and are entitled to Black History all year round! American History, simply, is inaccurate without the inclusion of Black History.

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Calling ALL: February 1st, 2021
Calling ALL: February 1st, 2021

Educators, Parents/Guardians, Community Members, Students, District Partners, and anyone else who has a vested interest in making the Milton School District a more equitable entity!

We are currently searching for constituents who would like to serve on the Quality Review Steering Committee and the Selection Task Force.

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The Quality Review Through an Equity Lens: January 13th, 2021
The Quality Review Through an Equity Lens: January 13th, 2021

What does this Systems Quality Review through the Lens of Equity Mean?

The town of Milton is a diverse community with a public-school system that is among the top performers in the Commonwealth. Although many learners go on to be successful in college and career, this experience is not shared by ALL. To better provide ALL learners with the same high-quality opportunities, we need to assess whether our systems, policies, pedagogies, practices, and behaviors are aligned to living our mission. Is our “how” aligned to our “why”? Is our “how” helping us reach our “what”?

Read the full edition here.