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Celebrating diversity at Milford school

Stressing the importance of having lessons that reach every student

MILFORD, Conn. — Story by Elizabeth Tran

April is Diversity Month, a time to celebrate the different cultures surrounding everyone, which includes those in schools.

At Joseph A. Foran High School in Milford, many students celebrate different cultural holidays, while teachers try their best to create a diverse learning environment promoting inclusion. 

Austin Cesare, the Department Chair of History said, “Having many different students in class I think it’s important to have lessons that reach every student, the curriculum is relevant, and it’s important to every student to understand how different things in American government and history apply to them.”

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By valuing diversity, an environment can be created where students feel a sense of belonging. At home, students can celebrate their identity with cultural customs. While at school, teachers will try to appreciate the unique qualities of each student.

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