Lauren Calig Highlights Best Practices for Diversity and Inclusion at Independent Schools in Currents
Lauren Calig, Laurel's Director of Multicultural Curriculum, was featured in this month's issue of Currents Magazine, a publication of CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
In the story Lauren focuses on best practices for diversity and inclusion at independent schools. The feature highlights the many ways in which Laurel students learn about diversity, from story time for 3-year-olds to groups like the Asian Culture Club and the Black Student Union. Lauren also highlights Linked@Laurel, an affinity group for students of color in which students and teachers explore their experiences in and out of the classroom. In the article, she states that, "Increasing and supporting diversity at independent schools must be thoughtful and purposeful from day one." Lauren also touches on the importance of marketing to a diverse population, not only for our student body but for our faculty and staff as well. The article highlights that, "Last February, Laurel helped start a diversity hiring fair in partnership with other independent schools as well as public schools." The article shares more ways in which Laurel and many other independent schools across the globe tackle diversity and strive to create a more inclusive environment. Click here to read the full story.