George Arlotto: Schools can't battle racism in schools alone

Late last month, schools across our system were joined by businesses and governmental agencies as we took part in the National Bullying Prevention Center’s Unity Day 2018, an initiative designed to visibly show commitments to fostering acceptance and inclusion and eliminating bullying and hate. The day followed a conscious effort during the first weeks of school to develop better relationships between and among students and staff. What we saw on Oct. 24 in our schoolhouses and in places around our county was a continuation of the “Be Nice” campaign we launched last year, and a reinforcement of the #WeAreBetterTogether mindset that has permeated much of what we have done over the last six months. (Capital)

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