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Coalition on Race Responds to Changes in School District Administrators

The Coalition responds to Dr. Ficarra’s (district interim superintendent) announcement regarding administrative reassignments.

Tips for Talking about Race on Social Media

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Take a look at the ideas that were generated for constructive dialog about race in online social spaces by SOMA residents at the Coalition’s April Coffee House Discussion. Read more…

The Schools Committee Statement to the BOE on the Facilities Plan and Integrating Schools in SOMA

The Committee notes the benefits of integrated schools for all families and urges the district to prioritize school and classroom integration in an equitable way.

Neighborhoods: Building Blocks for the SOMA Community

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Why the Coalition on Race wants you to join the Neighborhood Summit on July 10th…read more here about the effectiveness of neighborhood organizing!

XRootsFest Brings Together Culture, Food and Fun on Saturday, June 2

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XRootsFest (cross-roots-fest) returned to Maplewood with a bang this year at Memorial Park where more than 500 residents gathered on Saturday, June 2, to celebrate the music, food, dance and culture from different regions around the world.

Find Out More about the School District’s Facilities & Integration Plan

SOMSD Long Range Plan Discussion Schedule

The Coalition’s Schools Committee encourages everyone to attend one of the sessions on the district’s Long Range Facilities & Integration Plan that is intended to address building safety, classroom capacity, and racial integration issues.