Equity Matters! Newsletters

Equity Matters! is a monthly newsletter that provides new tools, resources, and professional development opportunities to support your equity work.


Equity Initiatives Unit

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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.

  • This racial predictability is not simply a factor of individual beliefs and actions, but is institutionalized.
  • To eliminate this racial predictability we must remove institutional barriers and demonstrate culturally proficient policies, practices and behaviors.

Our Mission

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.

Contact Us

850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-740-4070

Staff Directory

News and Events

  Hispanic Heritage Month Resources and Voices 

Equity - Leadership Team/Professional Learning

Leadership Team/Professional Learning

Support to school and office leadership teams to develop relationships and structures to lead for equity.

  • The Equity Initiatives Unit helps school and office leadership teams develop relationships, communication and structures needed to lead for equity. Click here for more information
  • Contact the Equity Initiatives Unit for support in implementing Attachment D (Equity) in your School Improvement Plans
Equity - Hate/Bias


Consultation and coaching to address and prevent hate and bias incidences.

  • Contact the Equity Initiatives Unit for support.
  • Policy -- Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency
  • 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).



Equity - Professional Learning

Professional Learning

Multiple opportunities for professional learning.

  •  We have a great set of Equity Modules coming up for second semester.Sign up here.
  • Contact the Equity Initiatives Unit for professional learning personalized for your school or office.
Equity - Resources


Resources and materials to meet your equity needs. Contact the Equity Initiatives Unit if you can not find what you need.