Critical Race Training in Education

Horace Mann School

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Mailing Address
231 West 246th Street
Bronx, New York 10471
Phone
(718) 432-4000
School Information
"Horace Mann School prepares a diverse community of students to lead great and giving lives. We strive to maintain a safe, secure, and caring environment in which mutual respect, mature behavior, and the life of the mind can thrive. We recognize and celebrate individual achievement and contributions to the common good." The school enrolls 1,786 students, employs 263 faculty, and offers 230 courses. (Source: https://www.horacemann.org/our-school/mission-core-values) (Source: https://www.horacemann.org/our-school/facts-figures)
General Information
Horace Mann School has implemented diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, such as integrating "the Pollyanna Racial Literacy curriculum across grades N-8 to support the acquisition of language to understand race, racism, and positive identity expression." The school has also offered "Diversity in the Curriculum Grants" which gave up to $2,000 dollars for faculty to "to incorporate topics and materials into the existing curriculum or to create new units of instruction that help students to develop a deeper understanding of human society’s divergent forms."

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity defines “Culture,” “Identity,” and “Institutional Equity." It defines "Institutional Equity" as "the intentional practice of creating structures and systems to correct historical inequalities that limit the success and potential of every member of our community. We think about the difference between equality and equity as ensuring that everyone gets what they need; equality means everyone gets a t-shirt, but equity means everyone gets a t-shirt that fits."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity's website contains links to parent alliance groups, institutional partnerships, and also a tracker for initiatives (BSDC tracker). It states that it is guided by the "Principles of Good Practice for Equity and Justice of NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools)."

  • Admissions Policies

    For Grades 1-5, the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity hosted a Fall Family Gathering to "learn more about the rich tapestry that exists here at Horace Mann School in an informal setting where our current families, students, faculty and administrators celebrate the diversity within our community."

  • Admissions Policies

    For Nursery and Kindergarten, the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity hosted a Fall Family Gathering to "learn more about the rich tapestry that exists here at Horace Mann School in an informal setting where our current families, students, faculty and administrators celebrate the diversity within our community."

  • Admissions Policies

    For Middle & Upper Divisions, the Office for Identity, Culture, and Institutional Equity hosted a Fall Family Gathering to "learn more about the rich tapestry that exists here at Horace Mann School in an informal setting where our current families, students, faculty and administrators celebrate the diversity within our community."

  • Program and Research Funding

    The school listed "affirming our commitment to school-wide programs in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion" as one of its "urgent and ongoing operational priorities" for its Annual Fund.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Board of Trustees has a "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee."

  • Program and Research Funding

    The school announced "Diversity in the Curriculum Grants" which gave up to $2,000 dollars for faculty to "to incorporate topics and materials into the existing curriculum or to create new units of instruction that help students to develop a deeper understanding of human society’s divergent forms." A $1,000 stipend was offered to faculty & staff who completed a SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) seminar series.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee is responsible for "collecting data and information from curricular, policy, and practice standpoints, with the goal of establishing a five-year plan aimed at guiding HM’s DEI work under specific goals and timelines."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Professional development events for all faculty and staff focused on "anti-racism, racial literacy, institutional racism, and privilege." A September 2020 event featured the author of "White Fragility," Robin DiAngelo.

  • Resources

    The school had, "A monthly speaker series on topics related to the history of race and ethnicity in America, sponsored by the Upper Division History Department." The school also had, "A series of six faculty equity workshops sponsored by ICIE during the 2020-2021 academic year called 'Equity Chats,' with additional opportunities for faculty to benefit from coaching on specific equity competencies." The school even hosted, "Parent engagement sessions (three per year) focused on race, racism, and effective allyship."

  • Resources

    The school even had "School-wide assemblies on institutional racism, inequities in the criminal justice system, and the effect of the ongoing pandemic on marginalized communities."

  • Resources

    The school is allegedly one of Pollyanna's (a "New York-based Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion... nonprofit") clients. The non-profit has allegedly created a "racial literacy" curriculum, which was implemented at a different school.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The school has "integrated the Pollyanna Racial Literacy curriculum across grades N-8 to support the acquisition of language to understand race, racism, and positive identity expression."

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    The school has also implemented "student programming such as the Seminar on Identity in the 6th and 11th grades."

Last updated October 4th, 2021