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Making name pronunciation a priority in K-12 education

from District Administration Magazine

Some students grow so accustomed to hearing their names mispronounced over and over again that they no longer correct the people who make the mistakes. And sometimes, these children just give up and adopt unwanted nicknames they have been given by classmates, coaches or educators. "To walk around in a space that is supposed to be designed for you to feel welcome and safe and to be who you are, and know that every day someone is mispronouncing your name, is emotionally exhausting," says Tiffany Young, the equity and diversity coordinator for the Washoe County School District in Nevada. more

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