Reflections: Schools as Sanctuaries

Much has been written recently about the debate over “Sanctuary Cities”. This back and forth has politicized the word “sanctuary” in a way that changes the context of its true meaning.  I would like to take some time this month to return to the pure and essential meaning of sanctuary and the important way it connects with our schools. 

The term sanctuary is described as “a sacred or holy place; a place that provides shelter or protection”.  By its very definition, it aligns with the founding principles of public education.  As Thomas Jefferson, Horace Mann and John Dewey envisioned, public schools were designed to provide all students equal access and universal educational opportunities as a way of developing an active and engaged citizenry in our democracy.  In public education we welcome and educate every student who enters our doors.  We value the diversity and the unique contributions that each student brings to the classroom.  In order to nurture, encourage and respond to the needs of each student, it is imperative that we design safe and inclusive spaces for learning.  We must create sanctuary. Read more...
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RBOE and REA Reach Settlement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Robbinsville Board of Education and the Robbinsville Educational Association (REA) Ratify Memorandum of Agreement for Successor Contract.
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You Are Not Alone
On September 12, 2017 Robbinsville Schools held an information night to help parents develop a greater understanding of suicide.
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