Grant High holds school-wide talks about race

On a routine Monday morning when most secondary schools were in the midst of regular classes, Grant High School fell silent. Few people roamed the hallways. Instead, in an unprecedented move, Grant students and staff sat in sixth-period classrooms, participating in the Portland Public School district’s first school-wide discussion on race. Dubbed “Race Forward,” the event comes after months of internal meetings between Grant administrators, students and the district’s equity department. The result…