Washoe Country School District

August 19, 2014

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Addressing Differences

Addressing Differences

These activities help families, students and staff to understand each other’s backgrounds and partner regardless of differences.  Ask yourself – Does your school community (parents, staff, students) know how to work with each other and ‘coexist’ despite our differences? Is your school community segregated by differences or integrated by commonalities? 

Contact the following schools for more information on best practices to Address Differences:


The following are district, community and national resources for building relationships:

Study Circles- a conversation between teachers, students and families about race, ethnicity and student achievement.  Contact the WCSD Diversity Office at 784-3437 for more information.

Teaching Tolerance- a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.  The web site has activities for staff professional development as well as classroom activities.