DuBois-Walton Takes Up ​“Equity” & ​“Excellence” Challenge In New State Ed Board Role (Elm City Communities)


From the New Haven Independent:

“Equity” and ​“excellence” are about to get an update.

Those two words summarized the mission of a five-year plan to guide Connecticut’s schools. The State Board of Education drafted and began undertaking the plan five years ago.

Now the board is crafting a new five-year plan. It has a new chair to guide that process: New Haven’s Karen DuBois-Walton.

Boston invests more than $12m in digital equity and inclusion (Boston Housing Authority)


From SmartCitiesWorld:

Boston is investing more than $12m to bring digital equity and inclusion to nearly 23,000 Boston public housing residents, library users, and school-age families.

The new funding will provide free access to wireless broadband service and devices to help public housing seniors and residents get online and will also provide Chromebook laptops to Boston Public School (BPS) students.

A Fruitful Endeavor: Farms at NYCHA


From The NYCHA Journal:

In 2021, NYCHA farms produced 22,000 pounds of organic fresh vegetables, greens, and herbs. There are currently seven farms on the Authority’s open spaces. The inaugural farm at Red Hook Houses was launched in 2013. The other six farms are located at Wagner Houses, Howard Houses, Bay View Houses, Forest Houses, Mariners Harbor Houses, and Pink Houses.  

Video: CLPHA Members Help Residents with Center for Disaster Philanthropy COVID-19 Resident Support Grants


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