Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district

Diversity Consultant Talks About His Plan to Change CMS

WBTV reported on the work Pacific Educational Group was doing in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school (CMS) district. PEG Founder Glenn Singleton said before CMS could begin tackling the achievement gap between black and white students, the system would first have to have a candid conversation about race. “We have actually created a protocol where we enable educators and other folks to have meaningful dialogue that does not end up in a combative situation, but rather in a healing situation and an enlightening piece,” Singleton said.

Safe and Healthy Schools Lead With Support, Not Police

Safe and Healthy Schools Lead With Support, Not Police

By West Resendes and Sarah Hinger—Aug. 31, 2021 As schools begin to reopen for the new school year, students like J.W. are dreading the return to hallways patrolled by police officers who are trained and ready to detain, handcuff, and arrest students. After being...

At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

At Top Magazines, Black Representation Remains a Work in Progress

By Jessica Testa—Sept. 2, 2021 On the last Friday morning in August, the website for Harper’s Bazaar magazine led with an image of a Black model smiling widely in an Hermès gown, her hair in dreadlocks. Beneath that was a portrait of Lil Nas X and, just below it, an...