Salem-Keizer school leaders say they’re focused on equity. Expulsion and suspension rates tell another story. “Black Salem-Keizer students for years have had the highest expulsion rate of any racial group in the district. Black and Latino students and community leaders say they’ve long pushed to address disproportionate discipline rates and are only now being… Continue reading Expulsion and Suspension of Students of Color do not Reflect a Focus on Equity
STATESMAN JOURNAL: Guest Opinion Sunday, July 12, 2020 School board’s handling of election by Annalivia Palazzo-Angulo We, the parents and families, staff and leadership of the Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality, want to express our deep disappointment and frustration toward what we witnessed at the July 1School Board meeting to elect a chair and… Continue reading SJ Guest Opinion by Annalivia re: School Board Actions
We at the Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality want our parents, families, supporters and community at large to know our deep disappointment and frustration towards what we witnessed at Wednesday’s School Board meeting to elect a Chair and Vice-Chair. Through their actions, the Salem Keizer School Board has shown again their disconnect from the ongoing… Continue reading SKCE Disappointed with the Salem Keizer School Board
SKCE Urges Removal of Police from Salem Keizer Schools Salem Keizer Coalition for Equality stands with our sister organizations and with members of the Salem community who want social justice in urging the Salem Keizer School District to disband their SRO program and remove police officers in official positions from district schools. This is… Continue reading SKCE Urges Removal of Police from Salem Keizer Schools
Salem Reporter: How will distance learning impact Salem-Keizer students? No one really knows. Salem-Keizer teachers and principals have seen online class participation fall in recent weeks as some families have burned out on remote schooling. With no grading or in-class tests, educators say it’s hard to measure how students are learning, or what gaps will… Continue reading Salem Reporter: How will distance learning impact Salem-Keizer students? No one really knows.
During Coronavirus, Spanish-speaking Parents Face More Obstacles During the Coronavirus pandemic, Spanish-speaking immigrant parents are facing more obstacles to helping their children with their education. The pandemic created a unique situation, and we had to respond with flexibility and creativity. We had to cancel our luncheon in April and cancel parent classes for the remainder… Continue reading During Coronavirus, Spanish-speaking Parents Face More Obstacles