EquityMatters! is a newsletter produced by the MCPS Equity Initiatives Unit. It provides resources and stories to help MCPS staff use an equity and antiracist lens in all decisions, practices, and policies. Click here to find past issues.
MCPS is engaged in a comprehensive Antiracist Audit. Click the button to get updated information about the audit.
The Counter Story features the voices of our students, families, and staff who are often marginalized in the media, curriculum, and our classrooms. Counterstories help us to interrupt our explicit and implicit biases.
This padlet provides updated tools, modules, and other resources for staff and leaders. Keep checking back for the latest materials.
WE BELIEVE...Race and culture exert a powerful influence on policies, practices and interactions in every aspect of Montgomery County Public Schools and can lead to the racial predictability of achievement and success.
We will advance racial justice and cultural proficiency by interrupting systems of bias (implicit and explicit), oppression, and inequity in our policies, practices and procedures by challenging every MCPS employee to be courageous, persistent and effective in confronting and resolving racial and cultural issues that impact everyone but disproportionately impact the academic and social emotional success of students of color.
Support to school and office leadership teams to develop relationships and structures to lead for equity.
Consultation and coaching to address and prevent hate and bias incidences.
No Place for Hate: ADL’s school climate improvement initiative that provides PreK-12 schools with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive change.
Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events: Discussion guides that help parents and family members engage their families in conversations about important news stories and other timely discussions about societal and world events.
Lesson Plans: A collection of individual lessons and multi-grade units that assist educators in teaching current event news topics and helping students think critically about past and current issues of the day.
Books Matter: Bibliography of recommended children’s books. Includes Book of the Month and educator/family discussion guides with vocabulary, discussion questions and extension activities.
Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate: A guide for educators and families to help discuss incidents of hate. (Note: we can do a training for how to use this resource).
Multiple opportunities for professional learning.
Facilitators and structures for schools and offices to develop relationships, awareness, and skills necessary to engage in productive dialogue around challenging issues
Resources and materials to meet your equity needs. Contact the Equity Initiatives Unit if you can not find what you need.