What does Diversity, Equity and Inclusion look like in practice at Laurence School? The stories below will give you an inside look!


DEI Stories: Women's History Month x California Gold Rush

In correlation with our Gold Rush unit and Women's History Month, students read and learned about Charlotte Darkey Parkhurst, otherwise known as "One-Eyed Charley." Charley served as the first woman stagecoach driver during the 1850's. Orphaned as a child, she disguised herself as a man to make a living. After reading about her life, the students wrote persuasive paragraphs discussing whether Charley was right or wrong to vote as a woman before it was legal. Click on "Read More" to read some of our students' arguments.

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Read Across America

Laurence once again celebrated Read Across America on March 2nd by sharing stories that truly reflect "reading across America," highlighting multiple perspectives and cultures. Mystery readers visited classrooms virtually to read some wonderful titles from our library to our students!

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Black History Month at Laurence

This year, we are adding a new dimension to our celebration of Black History Month. In addition to school-led classroom activities, members of our Parent Association DEI/Global Garden Committee have created a new community-wide component, which will help our Laurence community honor Black history using technology in a fun and interactive new way. 

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