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Equity Initiatives Unit


We believe...

  •  Race, ethnicity, 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. 
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


The  Equity Initiatives has a new set of modules for the 2018-2019 school year. Please  click here  to see the variety of offerings.  




  2018-19 Modules  
We are excited to present the first edition of Equity Matters!, a monthly e-newsletter from the MCPS Equity Initiatives Unit. In it, we will share new tools, resources, and professional development opportunities to support your equity work.

The Equity Initiatives Unit: Full Video Program

This video highlights the work of the MCPS Equity Initiatives Unit which provides school leaders, teachers and staff a variety of supports to build cultural proficiency through the study of equity. The Equity Unit offers one on one supports to schools, training modules, Study Circles and the Excellence in Equity Certificate Program. Watch entire video or select 1 of 7 specific video segments.

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Cultural Competency Presentation, Board of Education Meeting 9/9/2014


Training Video: Building Cultural Competence


As the diversity of the school system increases we interact more and more frequently in cross-cultural contexts in which people with differing beliefs, values, and perspectives must collaborate to learn and work. Rapid advances in technology permit us to communicate with even greater numbers of people from diverse cultures. Our willingness to understand others is becoming increasingly more important to effective communication and interaction with culturally diverse people. Effective communicators must be aware of other people’s perspectives and cultural frames of reference. Effective communicators must establish positive and productive relationships through awareness and understanding of the thoughts, feelings, experiences, and realities of people culturally different from themselves.

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