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Not Your Parents' School Desegregation
Have You Heard? Podcast with Jennifer Berkshire, Jack Schneider, and Milly Arbaje-Thomas, July 1, 2021


Legislative Bills Take Aim at School Segregation in Massachusetts
Naomi Martin, Boston Globe, June 2, 2021


Time for State Lawmakers to Act on School Integration
Boston Globe Editorial Board, April 1, 2021


Racial Integration in Suburban Schools
Community Conversations with Vicki Greene with Milly Arbaje-Thomas (podcast), January 31, 2021


Segregation in Massachusetts' Public School System
Jim Braude, Marjory Eagan, and David Scharfenberg, Boston Public Radio (WGBH), December 22, 2020


Massachusetts Public Schools Are Highly Segregated. It's Time We Treated That Like the Crisis It Is
David Scharfenberg, Boston Globe Opinion, December 11, 2020

Antiracism in METCO Districts
METCO Alumni

DEEP DIVES

Shea Justice, BINJ

A Modern METCO: Time to Re-Examine and Recommit to the Once-Radical Program - Brendan McGuirk, DigBoston via the Boston Institute for Non-Profit Journalism, May 29, 2019

Joan Wong, Atlantic

The Utter Inadequacy of America's Efforts to Desegregate Schools - Alana Samuels, The Atlantic, April 11, 2019

Kieran Kesner for NPR

Looking Back at 50 Years of Busing in Boston - Audie Cornish, All Things Considered, October 5, 2016

On Friday, June 5, 2020, leaders from METCO's partner districts in the Boston suburbs assembled in a Boston playground to offer statements of solidarity for the black community, and commitments to dismantle racism in their schools.

The 20-minute presentation included remarks from METCO CEO Milly Arbaje-Thomas, Needham Superintendent Dan Gutekanst, Bedford Superintendent Jon Sills, and Lexington METCO Director and president of the METCO Directors Association Barbara Hamilton. METCO Board Vice Chair Mabel Reid-Wallace presented her poem "Emmet, Till." The event closed with the music of Andra Day and a prayer from Barbara Hamilton.

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Superintendents representing 33 districts speak out to end racism

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