Teaching Tolerance Package: Diversity tolerance education in Cumberland County schools

Teaching Tolerance Package: Diversity tolerance education in Cumberland County schools

The Sentinel takes a Closer Look at inclusion and diversity tolerance education in Cumberland County public schools with a four-day series from Education Reporter Joseph Cress.

Data was collected from annual Safe School reports to track the number of reported incidents of racial/ethnic intimidation in Cumberland County school districts. The research showed that the vast majority of cases originate in local high schools and that East Pennsboro Area High School had the highest number of reported incidents over the past four years.

The series examines the different interpretations of Safe Schools reporting criteria that may account for the high number of reported instances at East Pennsboro and the lower number of reports elsewhere. Beyond that, The Sentinel also looks at why high schools in general may have more reports of racial/ethnic intimidation than elementary and middle schools.

Friday, Dec. 13

  • Cumberland Valley will use survey results to implement changes
  • Student Clubs tackle inclusion, tolerance

Saturday, Dec. 14

  • Slurs are no laughing matter
  • Educators outline how schools teach tolerance

Monday, Dec. 16

  • School districts struggle with hiring teachers from diverse backgrounds
  • Teacher training focuses on promoting sensitivity to diversity issues

Tuesday, Dec. 17

  • Reporting standards for racial/ethnic intimidation
  • So what is it about high schools?

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