Equity, Race, and Diversity Resources

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A Great Place to Start:

Arlington Public Schools Office of Equity and Excellence

National Museum of African American History & Culture – Talking about Race

Pretty Good Design: Are your kids too young to talk about race? Nope.


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Books for Kids:

Videos for Kids:

Books for Adults:

Resources for Adults:

Resources for Teachers:

The Arlington School Board and APS has put out a statement pertaining to the events, which can be read here: https://www.apsva.us/post/a-message-from-the-superintendent-and-school-board/


For our students, Abingdon is being intentional about developing our social-emotional learning program.  Over the next several years, we will be implementing Responsive Classroom into every K-5 classroom.  That, along with our Second Step counseling curriculum and lessons from Teaching Tolerance, is a potent combination to help students develop positive social skills such as empathy, compassion, teamwork and collaboration.  These skills are essential for students to grow academically.  These skills also help students interact with one another more positively and lay the groundwork for a more inclusive and welcoming environment.