To normalize conversations about race between students and staff in order to shift behaviors by voicing lived experiences of students of color and the impact of racism on our school community.
Race Forward is collaboration between Administration, Staff and Students.
Student Equity Group
The Student Equity Group helps develop the Race Forward activity. Any student can attend the Student Equity Group during our meetings during lunch on Mondays in room 128.
Staff Equity Group
Grant HS staff participate in equity professional development to explore the role and precense of whiteness.
If you would like learn more about Race Forward, including lessons plans and platform for students please contact
PPS Racial Equity Policy
On June 13, 2011 the Portland School Board unanimously approved the Portland Public Schools Racial Educational Equity Policy (2.10.010-P). The policy calls out race-based disparities in schools, identifies the district's role in erasing them and holds up high expectations to ensure that all students reach their academic potential.
“ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS SHALL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND RACIAL IDENTITY, AND THE IMPACT OF THEIR OWN RACIAL IDENTITY ON THEMSELVES AND OTHERS.”
PPS BOARD POLICY 2.10.010-P