Friday, February 17, 2017

RCSD to Observe Black Lives Matter at School Day

By Kaci Jones

Rochester City School District (RCSD) will join dozens of other school districts across the county observing Black Lives Matter at School Day on Friday, February 17th. It’s the first time the district will participate.

Chris Widmaier is an instructional coach and science teacher at World of Inquiry School (School #58) and he looks a lot different than the majority of his students.

"As a white teacher I can't relate at all to the experience of being black so my job is to listen to students and their families and understand the bigger picture,” Widmaier said.

According to the most recent demographics, students in RCSD are 59 percent Black, 27 percent Latino, and 10 percent Caucasian. The teachers however are a different story. The district says most of the teachers are white. 

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Source: News10 WHEC (via The Empire Report)

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