Tools to help combat racism

Tools for Interrupting racism

To dismantle racism, we have to observe racist language, interrupt it, and describe it when it occurs in our conversations. Read more in this document prepared by Newton educators here

NNHS Statement of Antiracist Beliefs and Commitments

NNHS staff feels compelled to propel our community forward into a more active and deliberate anti-racist future. Read more here

resources FOR Asians, Asian americans & Pacific Islanders

  • During the pandemic, there has been a steep rise in racial discrimination, harassment, and physical assaults against Asian American youth. Parents play a key role in supporting children who may face these attacks or see this behavior around them. For a guide to provide parents with the knowledge and skills to effectively support their children, please click here

  • See Us Unite is a cultural campaign designed to accelerate impact and expand support for the AAPI community through solidarity and education. This website has great resources and short, powerful videos

  • Asian Americans in the People's History of the United States describes more than 20 Asian Americans and events of note in history for the curriculum and as a starting point for students to do further research

Grading for equity

Grading was originally designed to ‘sort’ students by academic excellence, but inequities have led to disparities in the grading system. In response to the pandemic and in an effort to be more equitable, NNHS adapted their grading system for the 2020/2021 school year to address practices that are outdated, inconsistent and inequitable. Learn more about how shifting grading practices can change the landscape of schools and potentially the future for students in this podcast of an interview with Joe Feldman, author of the book 'Grading for Equity'. No time to watch videos? Read the transcript here.