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Cultural Proficiency Training

Cultural proficiency training for school and district leaders was a major focus of administrator professional development during the 2017-18 school year. Dr. Darnisa Amante of the Disruptive Equity Education Project and Gene Thompson-Groves of the School Reform Initiative, led a monthly series of intensive seminars dedicated to questions such as:

  • What does it mean to be an educational leader who supports students of color?
  • How can educators create and support the conditions for educational equity and racial justice in our schools?
  • How do issues related to race, gender and implicit bias impact our perceptions of students of color?

This work continues in 2018-19, beginning with a cultural proficiency training for the Cambridge School Committee, held in August 2018. Additional workshops and trainings will be held as part of the NAEF Building Equity Bridges initiative [link to that page] and within individual schools and communities.