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Educators take bold steps to challenge schools and communities to have a conversation about race

“There isn’t an educator that I know that says the work we do is easy. We deal with the challenges of racial disparities in our schools and, at times, it feels like we endure the testing, the standards, the district initiatives that don’t help us deal with our challenges, they just highlight the problems,” said Shawna Moore, an eighth grade teacher and core team member of the Rainier Educators of Color Network (RECN).

A group of like-minded educators in Washington’s Rainier School District formed the RECN to create opportunities for educators of color to fellowship with other educators and families, advocate for their needs, and give voice to issues important to their community.