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FRAMINGHAM – The organization Framingham Families for Racial Equity in Education (FFREE) received an award on Tuesday, December 6 from Citizens for Juvenile Justice.

The organization present FFREE with the Youth Empowerment Award.

“FFREE is committed to addressing structural racism and educational inequity in Framingham. As an organization, FFREE is dedicated to centering the voices of those who are excluded from educational systems BIPOC, immigrants, and people living with other identities and marginalizations. FFREE is focused on: curriculum and instruction, professional development, hiring and retention of teachers and administrators of color, and policy/ procedures,” said Citizens for Juvenile Justice.

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FFREE has been advocating for school resource officers to be removed from the Framingham Public Schools.

FFREE’s mission is to “achieve racial equity across the Framingham Public School system including hiring and retention of teachers, staff and administrators; professional development; curriculum and instruction; and district policy and procedures. We seek to empower families across the Framingham Public School system to drive systemic change for better and equitable education for all children.”

The organization’s “vision is that FPS will commits itself to excellence in equity in education for all students; and provide a culturally responsive education that results in equitable outcomes for all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal development, and preparation for education and work after high school graduation.”

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.