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NYC CEJ Partners with Metro's EJ-ROC

The New York City Coalition for Educational Justice (CEJ) has partnered with Metro's Education Justice Research and Organizing Collaborative (EJ-ROC) to release a new report, Chronically Absent: The Exclusion of People of Color from NYC Elementary School Curricula. To discover whether New York City's curricula represents the student population NYC CEJ and Metro's EJ-ROC examined more than 700 books across ten commonly-used English Language Arts (ELA) curricula and booklists in NYC public elementary schools. This was done by looking at the racial/ethnic backgrounds of  authors and characters pictured on the books’ covers. To gain a deeper understanding of the NYC ELA curricula, CEJ and EJ-ROC convened teams of parents, teachers, and community members to use the Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard to evaluate their school’s curriculum.

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