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The Scene with SEEN – November 2021

Dear Local Educators, We would like to start this month with reflection and question: Consider how your school and your classroom are decorated at this time of year. Will each and every student feel seen and welcomed? Is Christmas given a privileged position? What assumptions do you bring with you and how can you let them…

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October 2021: Transgender Day of Remembrance and Native American Heritage Month & Thanksgiving

Dear Local Educators, This week the Saratoga Springs City School District’s Board of Education had a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion workshop run by Superintendent Mike Patton, Assistant Superintendent Lisa Cutting, and DEI consultant Anna Muñoz. During the workshop, Cutting provided board members with information about the ongoing disparities in the district and some of the…

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Sept 2021: Hispanic Heritage Month and Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Happy Fall! Late this summer we collaborated with some local educators to participate in the Teach Truth Pledge Days of Action. Educators from around the country gathered at local sites to pledge to teach truth in their classrooms. The autumnal holidays of Columbus Day, Indigenous People’s Day, and Thanksgiving epitomize the challenge we face as…

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August 2021: Back to School

Dear Educators, On behalf of SEEN, welcome back to the new school year.  This month’s Scene with SEEN offers an opportunity for district educators as well as resources to help you think about how to approach this academic year. As the start of school approaches, we expect you are mulling over the questions that inevitably…

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The Scene with SEEN

The Scene with SEEN is a monthly newsletter on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for faculty and staff at SSCSD and other area districts. Our goal is to provide teachers with relevant, applicable, and accessible information related to equity and anti-racism in the classroom.

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