District diversity initiative moves forward on multiple fronts

The district diversity initiative is moving forward on multiple fronts. The work has its roots in the 2015 formation of the community-based Environment and Culture Advisory Council (ECAC) that developed the District Diversity Goals adopted last year. The purpose of the initiative is to make sure that all students feel respected, welcome and included at …

Van Antwerp hosts No Place for Hate workshop

          On Friday, Feb. 10, Van Antwerp hosted a diversity dance. The event included four workshops aimed at discussing shared values related to diversity and multiculturalism. The workshops were facilitated by counselors, teachers and student leaders participating in Study Circles (Schenectady County Respects Diversity). The evening was capped off with food, …

Craig Cultural Night features song, food, dance and more from across the globe

             Craig Elementary held a Culture Night on Dec. 15 to celebrate the many different cultural perspectives of students and their families. Food and activities from around the world were presented with the goal of building understanding and appreciation for each person’s cultural background and experience. The event was sponsored …