Saturday, November 8, 2003

Middletown schools focus on diversity

By Sue Kiesewetter
Enquirer contributor

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.

Projects include:

• 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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