Tresselt Family Grant: Diversification and Inclusivity of Classroom Literacy

  • School Year: 2022-2023
  • Applicants: Christina Roye, Lead Applicant & Johanna Cleary, Gar Dawson
  • School: Whiting Lane
  • Subjects: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Other (social and emotional learning)

This grant will allow second grade students at Whiting Lane Elementary School to have greater access in the classroom to texts which will feature multicultural characters with different backgrounds, family structures, and interests not currently reflected in our classroom and school collections. As part of West Hartford's shared vision of equity, every student in the West Hartford Public Schools has the right to access opportunities and educational programs or activities that cultivate their unique gifts, talents, and interests, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, alienage, ancestry, disability, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by state or federal law. Every student has the right to an authentic feeling of belonging and safety. Bringing these texts will allow ALL students to see pieces of their own identity reflected in current literature which will not only enhance the education of our current students but ones in years to come.

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