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Students leading change: Inclusiveness at an elite school

Students leading change: Inclusiveness at an elite school

Update: 2020-10-22
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Stacey Cervellino Thorp and Naima Moffett-Warden teach drama at Manhattan’s famed LaGuardia High School, and Abigail Rivera is a senior in the drama studio. Although all LaGuardia students are extraordinarily talented, their families, neighborhoods, and middle schools have vastly different resources. Students and faculty, led by students of color, have won changes and are demanding more steps to make the school more accessible and the curriculum more culturally responsive. 



















Overview






00:00-00:44 Intros


00:44-08:26 LaGuardia admissions standards and how they have changed


08:26-11:23 The sit-in and movement for changing the previous principal


11:23-13:40 Pressures to take AP courses; academics prioritized over arts and the efforts to change that 


13:40-18:22 Teaching students with diverse arts backgrounds


18:22-21:37 Teaching and learning on-line: impacts on process and equity


21:37-24:19 Changing Eurocentric curriculum; Young Idealists


24:19-30:02 Conversations and actions since George Floyd’s death


30:02-34:46 The school’s responses


34:46-35:42 Students’ interest in using careers for social change


35:42-40:50 Making high quality arts education available to many more students on an equitable basis


40:50-42:09 Students’ talking at their middle schools


42:09-47:43 Broadening visions of arts careers, especially for BIPOC students and their families


47:43-49:12 Outro






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Credits


Soundtrack: Podington Bear


Image: laguardiahs.org













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Students leading change: Inclusiveness at an elite school

Students leading change: Inclusiveness at an elite school

Amy Halpern-Laff