Racial justice, School reform, Curriculum assessment
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As Maine students return to the classroom from summer vacation, many will do so in communities facing a host of economic and social challenges. Rural parts of the state have been hit especially hard by declines in the state’s timber industry. When a mill closes in a small, Maine town, more often than not there’s no new business waiting in the wings to hire all of the suddenly out-of-work residents. The result is poverty and all of its attendant social problems, which affect schools in a variety of ways.
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Kelly, Casey, "Faculty, Ph.D. student explore poverty, racial privilege and reform in rural schools" (2016). University of Maine Racial Justice Collection. 217.