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"In order to get beyond racism, we must first take account of race. There is no other way. And in order to treat some persons equally, we must treat them differently." Harry A. Blackmun

Race is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid to talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken views will be deemed racist. People of color are filled with sorrow and rage at unrighted wrongs. Drowning in silence, we are brothers and sisters drowning each other. Once we decide to transform ourselves from fearful caterpillars into courageous butterflies, we will be able to bridge the racial gulf and move forward together towards a bright and colorful future. ~ Eva Paterson

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MISSION / PURPOSE: DRAFT- To understand and inform LMSD teaching and learning community of the complex, underlying issues in closing the achievement gap* for the district's African American students. To support students and families in raising African American achievement, to help LMSD make the fundamental institutional changes necessary to become culturally proficient in order to meet the needs of all students. LMSD Strategy Plan on diversity


Readings on the Achievement Gap

http://www.edweek.org/rc/issues/achievement-gap/ (Ed week - you may have to register (free) to get this one)
http://www.ericdigests.org/2004-3/gap.html
http://www.edletter.org/past/issues/2001-mj/gap.shtml
http://www.edletter.org/current/ferguson.shtml
http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/k_v86/k0504bur.htm
A 1 hour video from google http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1199400841087760537
Closing the Achievement Gap: Schools Along Cannot Succeed


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Cultural Proficiency Cadre Wiki Page Titles
Descriptions Of Cultural Proficiency Cadre Wiki Pages
PROJECTS
Staff development, student leaderhsip projects, student voices, rubric for The Culturally Proficient School, Curriculum
RESOURCES
Materials related to cultural proficiency.
SPECIAL TOPICS
Cover issues such as tracking, isolation, racial identity, cogntivie vs social emotional issues....
CURRICULUM
Current issues, comments, suggestions related to current curriculum.
PARKING LOT
A brainstorming forum for ideas related to Cultural Proficiency.
2007-2008 CULTURAL PROFICIENCY CADRE MEETING AGENDAS
Add your ideas for our next meeting here.

CURRENT EVENTS:

Jena Six Donovan McNabb on Black Quarterbacks Education Week article on Jena Six Andy Reid -


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