Equity Matters! is a monthly newsletter that provides new tools, resources, and professional development opportunities to support your equity work.
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.
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Hispanic Heritage Month Resources and Voices
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.
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
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
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.
Matter: Bibliography of recommended children’s books. Includes Book
of the Month and educator/family discussion guides with vocabulary, discussion
questions and extension activities.
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
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.