Equity

Boldly Calvert: Excellence Through Equity

What Drives Our Work?

CCPS Equity Mission

The Office of Equity and School Improvement is dedicated to elevating access and opportunity for all.

CCPS Equity Vision

Calvert County Public Schools will nurture a diverse and inclusive community where WE:

  • Value and accept difference;
  • Grow through meaningful diversity experiences;
  • Teach and work in a culturally responsive fashion;
  • Examine and challenge our biases, assumptions, world views, and institutional structures; and
  • Seek to understand and abolish inequities.

What Guides Our Work?

COMAR 13A.01.06 Educational Equity

The Maryland State Department of Education adopted this policy in 2019 with an emphasis on improving achievement for all Maryland students and eliminating all achievement gaps between student groups.

COMAR 13A.01.06 Educational Equity Policy

CCPS Equity Policy

This policy specifies focus areas necessary for CCPS to create an equitable learning environment for each student.

Policy 1015

The CCPS 5-Year Action Plan: Addressing Cultural Proficiency

Cultural Proficiency is a mindset, a way of being, a worldview, and a perspective that is the basis for how one navigates a diverse society. This plan will help our system to better serve the needs of diverse cultural groups, as well as the needs of all students.

5 Year Action Plan

How Do We Understand Bias, Create Inclusive Environments, and Disrupt Racism?

Our Teams

Purpose: To build the knowledge and skills we need as educators to remove the existence of bias and inequity in our spheres of influence

  • District Equity Leadership Team
    County level team comprised of building representatives and central office staff tasked with learning, guiding, and implementing the work of equity throughout our system.

  • Building Based-Equity Teams
    School and department-based teams comprised of administrative, instructional, and support staff tasked with learning and facilitating the work of equity throughout their building.

The Big Read

Countywide book study with the following program goals:

  • Foster discussions on compelling social issues
  • Encourage reflection of self and understanding of others
  • Inspire Action
  • Create an equitable learning and work environment

2019: Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success by Baruti Kafele

According to Kafele, educators can achieve remarkable results by focusing on five key areas:

  1. The teacher's attitude toward students
  2. The teacher's relationship with students
  3. The teacher's compassion for students
  4. The learning environment
  5. The cultural relevance of instruction

2020: What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People by Verna Meyers, Esq.

The author uses personal experiences, real world examples, and practical tips to help readers develop the skills and habits necessary to be culturally effective.

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