By Sue Kiesewetter
MIDDLETOWN - Showcasing the accomplishments of Middletown Schools' diverse student population is one of several projects being undertaken by the district's Diversity Action Committee.
Earlier this year, the committee developed a plan for the district to celebrate the different abilities, heritages, cultures and races of Middletown.
About 22 percent of the district's 7,134 students are members of a minority group, and 17 percent of the district's students have special needs.
Over the summer, two minority administrators and six minority teachers were hired.
Workshops on cultural diversity in education
"Our Own World Affair" cultural program, set for Nov. 20 at Middletown High School.
Increasing parental involvement beginning with a focus group set for Wednesday.
"I believe this plan is going to be a wonderful blueprint for the future,'' Committee member James Ewers said.
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