Educational Equity in Brookline
The Public Schools of Brookline are committed to identifying and eliminating barriers to educational achievement in our schools. To this end, we create policies and practices that are fair and just and provide educational opportunities to ensure that every student, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability, or economic status, meets our standards for achievement, participation, and growth.
Launching Educator Affinity Groups at PSB!
This January, we are excited to announce the launch of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and Anti-racist white affinity spaces dedicated to bonding, healing, and finding joy within our workplace.
December 2022 Diversity Calendar
What is Critical Race Theory?
There is a lot of confusion in education over "teaching" critical race theory. It is important to understand there is no critical race theory curriculum; it is more a set of tenets that encourages the reflection of how race in particular intersects with history and social justice and naming the impact racism has had on various populations. CRT is an analytical framework and process. It is not a curriculum for PreK-12 and we do not teach critical race theory in Brookline. We do, however, hold fast to our philosophy of teaching students how to critically examine everything they read and hear, be knowledgeable about details to be able to participate fully in discussions, be active listeners, and to be tolerant of multiple perspectives.
This recent position statement from the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents may also provide more information and context.
The following resources may be helpful for families who want to learn more:
Announcements ~ Events You Don't Want To Miss
Office of Educational Equity
Public Schools of Brookline
333 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Brookline, MA 02445
Senior Director of Educational Equity
Assistant Director of Educational Equity
Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE)