As a new term starts, New York schools begin to see changes

 

Last updated 9/15/2023 at 3:11pm

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ALBANY, N.Y.-This fall, the stadiums and playing fields will start to look different at many New York schools. Last April, the state Board of Regents adopted regulations prohibiting public schools from using names, mascots or logos inspired by Indigenous people. The mandate affects 60 public school districts

A year before the mandate, at least 133 schools in 55 New York districts still had native-themed mascots, according to a report by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI).

New York school districts were given until the end of June to submit a plan to the Board of Regents of how...



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