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Baker’s hate crimes task force releases guide to handle and prevent incidents in schools

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Boston Globe, November 2021

Governor Charlie Baker’s administration on Monday released a guide to combat hate crimes in schools and announced $400,000 in grants to help school districts implement anti-hate crimes programs and policies.

The School Hate Crime Resource Guide, released by the administration’s Task Force on Hate Crimes and written by researchers from Northeastern University’s Institute on Race and Justice, American University, and the Anti-Defamation League of New England, outlines policies and recommendations for Massachusetts school districts to “respond to bias-related incidents and hate crimes.”

Among its recommendations, the guide urges school officials to create “clear and safe protocols for reporting bias-motivated incidents and a culture that encourages reporting by students, parents, teachers, staff, school administrators, and the community at large” while ensuring that there is no retaliation for reporting such incidents.

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