The Newton Public Schools brought on their first director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in October of 2020 and has since created a Race and Achievement Leadership Team (RALT).
Below is the NPS Statement of Values & Commitment to Equity, created by RALT.
Below is the mission statement from the RALT page:
In February of 2021, the district hosted a webinar entitled, “The Work and Challenges of Being Antiracist.”
Newton schools have also embraced the concept of “affinity groups” — it is unclear if they are separating students by race but we know they are being used with staff.