BHS Diversity Matters
Welcome to the BHS Diversity Matters webpage. BHS community members recently suggested a webpage to collect information, actions, resources, and updates on the important work the BHS community is engaged in about anti-racism and diversity. Students can also offer feedback, ideas, suggestions and also report concerns on the "Feedback/Suggestions" link below. This webpage is a work-in-progress. So is our work to counter institutional racism. We know that we are doing some things right, and we know we are getting some things wrong. Our goal is to continue to build community around all our challenges. BHS has always been at its best when it creates healthy and open collaboration with students and faculty about ways to solve problems. Our students are pushing faculty and leadership to think, act, feel, and learn with them. We support their activism and note that it is squarely in line with BHS' history and tradition of being an early national model of a democratic high school, where students drive school change.
Over the next five years, Brookline High's population will increase from 1950 to 2300. We are actively seeking a racially diverse pool of applicants for these new positions. We understand how critical it is to make sure our staff reflects the diversity of our student body. We are currently hosting visits for interested candidates, as well we are attending diversity hiring fairs, and hosting BHS open house events.
School-wide continuous learning about anti-racism, anti-bias, and privilege is how we will serve all students better. We seek to widen the menu of opportunities for learning for both students and faculty. Here are a few things we are reading and learning:
Books faculty are reading school-wide (faculty and faculty with students) or in reading groups:
Networking Open House: Wed April 25, 2018
This Open House will feature student speakers, a short tour, and a chance to network with BHS educators. Appetizers and good fun promised for all.
Community Forum: Wed, Jan 31, 2018
We will host a family forum from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in our MLK room.
The intention of the Forum is to reflect on the culture and climate of BHS, with an eye toward deepening our commitment to providing an equitable and dignified learning environment that values and respects all of us.
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