Critical Race Training in Education

Ransom Everglades School

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Mailing Address
3575 Main Highway
Miami, Florida 33133
Phone
(305) 460-8800
School Information
"Guided by the words of Paul C. Ransom, ransom everglades school produces graduates who "Believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." the mission of ransom everglades school is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society." The school enrolls 1,130 students, has a 10:1 student-teacher ratio, and offers over 200 courses. (Source: https://www.ransomeverglades.org/about/about-re) (Source: https://www.ransomeverglades.org/about/re-at-a-glance) (Source: https://ransomeverglades.myschoolapp.com/ftpimages/748/download/download_1768113.pdf)
General Information
Ransom Everglades School recommended resources, which included the "National Association Of School Psychologists: Understanding Race And Privilege" and "White Fragility" by Robin DiAngelo. Faculty and staff participated in professional development, specifically "a day of professional development designed to further the school’s work in diversity, equity and inclusion." It is unclear whether the school is implementing mandatory critical race training for students.

Activity

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 10, 2020, Ransom Everglades announced on Facebook that, “Carlos Watson '87 helped organize and lead the conversation for "The Time is Now: Race and Resolution," a virtual roundtable on racial injustice and next steps for our nation and the world.” This post was also featured on its Instagram and Twitter accounts.

  • Symbolic Actions

    On June 3, 2020, Ransom Everglades announced on Facebook, “Head of School Penny Townsend shared a message with the RE community about this tragic time in our nation's history following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis — and the pattern of injustice that it reflects. We stand with our Black community and are prepared to work this summer to strengthen our resolve and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.” This post was also featured on its Instagram and Twitter accounts.

  • Symbolic Actions

    The school announced a commitment to DEI, as well as sharing resources and forming a Board of Trustees DEI committee, an Anti-Racism Task Force, and a school DEI committee.

  • Disciplinary Measures

    The Anti-Racism Task Force recommended that the school "Update the employee and student manuals/handbooks with more concrete language about RE's anti-racism principles and incorporate clear language about consequences for racist and discriminatory practices or behaviors."

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    The report recommends that schools, "Provide compulsory and continual DEI training for faculty and staff regarding microaggressions, bias, and inclusive classroom practices."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The task force recommended that the school "Assign diversity practitioners to the middle and upper schools."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The Board of Trustees created an Anti-Racism Task Force. The school announced, "The four pillars used as the basis for the Task Force’s work were those presented in the Juneteenth letter from reBa; REtention (efforts to ensure the retention of students through graduation); REsponsibility (upholding antiracist and anti-discriminatory behavior as a school community) and REflect & REach (suggested by co-chairs to ensure transparency and continued communication with the community)."

  • Resources

    The school's recommended resources include the "National Association Of School Psychologists: Understanding Race And Privilege" and "White Fragility By Robin DiAngelo."

  • Faculty/Staff Requirements

    Faculty and Staff had a professional development day. The school announced, "Ransom Everglades faculty, staff and administration started the second semester by participating in a day of professional development designed to further the school’s work in diversity, equity and inclusion. The January 4 program under the direction of Bridge Builders 305, a training and development leadership group, focused on heightening cultural competencies to foster a more inclusive environment at RE."

Last updated November 9th, 2021