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We have partnered with Hingham METCO to host a roundtable discussion by Zoom to talk about the academic opportunity gap affecting our students of color in Hingham, including our Hingham METCO students. Recent studies in our district have found some concerning disparities. We’d like to invite all interested parents of current or past Hingham METCO students, parents of current or past Hingham students who identify as BiPOC, and any interested METCO alumni to participate in this conversation. The Hingham Public Schools Equity Task Force is planning to participate, along with representatives of the School Council at Hingham High School and the Hingham Public Schools Superintendent, Dr. Paul Austin, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jamie LaBillois and Hingham High School Principal Richard Swanson. We hope this will be a productive way to give METCO parents and others a more active voice in this ongoing conversation and get some new ideas and perspectives on how to meet this challenge. The discussion will be Monday, November 30 at 7:30 pm- 8:30 pm. Please send an email to info@hinghamunity.org if you want to attend. This is not an event that will be open to the general public.

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