LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee - MSAAC

MSAAC is striving to ensure that the LCPS community is culturally competent and provides fair and equitable instruction to all LCPS students.

MSAAC welcomes your feedback on the Law Enforcement MOU: bit.ly/2shPnjV. Visit www.lcps.org/Page/225547 to view the draft and other background information.

neatoday.org

Why NEA Members Are Talking about Racism - NEA Today

http://neatoday.org/2019/10/17/why-nea-members-are-talking-about-racism/

neatoday.org Educators and community members are digging deeper into issues of race and bias to effect long-term cultural change.

LCPS Students: MSAAC is seeking student representatives to help affect change. #YourVoiceMatters
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baltimoresun.com

Black and brown children not represented in children’s books

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-1208-childrens-books-20191206-ei6xdhipbzatbbgwvuugv3ccby-story.html

baltimoresun.com The publishing industry is failing children by not featuring racially inclusive characters in children's books.

LCPS Students: MSAAC is seeking student representatives to help affect change. #YourVoiceMatters
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wtop.com

100-year-old Tuskegee airman from Bethesda returns to the sky for his birthday | WTOP

https://wtop.com/montgomery-county/2019/12/100-year-old-tuskegee-pilot-returns-to-the-sky-for-his-birthday/

wtop.com Charles McGee. a 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman, reflects on his military career and the future of aeronautics.

sites.google.com

LCPS Careers - Recruitment Events & Vacancy Announcements

LCPS is hosting a Diversity Recruitment Weekend Experience in February 2020. Please share this link with an educator you think our students need here in #Loudoun. #RepresentationMatters @LCPSjobs @iRecruitChamps
https://sites.google.com/lcps.org/lcpscareers/recruitment-events-vacancy-announcements

sites.google.com

poets.org

poets.org | Academy of American Poets

#LCPS Teachers: poets.org has a wealth of resources - not only poems, but resource links and lesson plan ideas, too. You may want to subscribe to the Poem A Day, to receive gems like this: http://academyofamericanpoets.cmail20.com/t/ViewEmail/y/DC66C510FE57E67B/0638097E0C5094926E6039C17E42EE19
#TeachEmpathy #RepresentationMattersinPoetryToo

poets.org Home - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and...

publishersweekly.com

2019 CBC Diversity Awards: 'A Movement, Not a Trend'

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/81846-2019-cbc-diversity-awards-a-movement-not-a-trend.html

publishersweekly.com On November 19, the Children's Book Council presented its second annual CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards in Manhattan.

theatlantic.com

What’s Lost When Black Children Are Socialized Into a White World

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/11/how-black-mothers-prepare-their-children-school/599578/

theatlantic.com I interviewed dozens of black mothers about how they help their kids navigate schools where they might be perceived as threats or made to feel unwelcome.

forbes.com

Seattle Public Schools’ Plan for Math And Social Justice Actually Adds Up

https://www.forbes.com/sites/colinseale/2019/11/23/seattle-public-schools-plan-for-math-and-social-justice-actually-adds-up/#501330834ac2

forbes.com Seattle Public Schools is proposing a controversial ethnic studies framework for math instruction. Despite its detractors, this policy might be the answer math instruction needs.

LCPS Students: MSAAC is seeking student representatives to help affect change. #YourVoiceMatters
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afsp.org

Ashburn, Virginia

Saturday, Nov. 23 is International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. There is an event here in Loudoun at the Brambleton Library. You are not alone.
If you are in crisis, please call the national suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
#AFSP
https://afsp.org/survivor_day/ashburn-virginia/

afsp.org Parking is available behind the library or in 2 parking garages near by. We will be meeting in the large meeting room on the 2nd floor at the top of the stairs.

tolerance.org

Thanksgiving 2019

"As Thanksgiving approaches, it's important to remember that some indigenous communities observe the holiday as a day of mourning."
#LCPS #ACollectiveVoiceForChange
https://www.tolerance.org/the-moment/november-13-2019-thanksgiving-2019

tolerance.org As Thanksgiving approaches, it's important to remember that some Indigenous communities observe the holiday as a day of mourning. We hope you'll think about the ways you bring Thanksgiving into your classroom and consider how you can ensure every member of your school community feels respected and v...

tolerance.org

With and About: Inviting Contemporary American Indian Peoples Into the Classroom

https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/summer-2017/with-and-about-inviting-contemporary-american-indian-peoples-into-the

tolerance.org There’s a long history of U.S. schools failing Indigenous peoples, cultures and histories. In this story, Native parents and educators share examples of how educators and schools still get it wrong—and the steps they can take to fix their mistakes.

forbes.com

4 Black Women Talk About Harriet And Her Lessons For Today

www.forbes.com/sites/angeladorn/2019/11/05/4-black-women-talk-about-harriet-and-her-lessons-for-today

forbes.com When we first learned about the horrors of slavery, and later about its Black heroes like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman== our own Black Moses!

To read MSAAC's statement regarding the Virginia Attorney General's investigation into LCPS, please visit our page: lcps.org/msaac. We hope to see many of you tonight at the NAACP-hosted Equity Town Hall, Nov. 14, 6 - 8 pm, Riverside High School.

edu.lva.virginia.gov

New African American Education Resources

New African American Education Resources are now available from the Library of Virginia. To view these resources, visit http://edu.lva.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/AFAM-Education-Resources.pdf

edu.lva.virginia.gov

edu.lva.virginia.gov

Student Essay Contest

Strong Men and Women in Virginia History Student Writing Contest

High school students are invited to honor outstanding African Americans by participating in Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia’s Strong Men & Women in Virginia History student writing contest. Students may submit their 400-word essay by midnight, November 22, for a chance to win an Apple MacBook Air and $1,000 for their school!

Here is the prompt: "Enslaved Africans were brought to the Virginia colony in 1619. During 400 years of slavery, emancipation, and the fight for civil rights, African Americans have persevered and made an impact in their communities, states, and nation. What lessons can you learn from that perseverance? Why is it important to study their struggles and triumphs, and how can you ensure that their contributions to American history and culture are not forgotten?"

For more information: http://edu.lva.virginia.gov/strong-men-women-in-virginia-history/student-essay-contest/

edu.lva.virginia.gov Student Essay Contest Strong Men & Women in Virginia History2020 Student Writing Contest See last year’s winners Contest Overview High school students in Virginia are invited to honor outstanding African Americans by participating in Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia’s Strong Men & Wom...

scarymommy.com

Soccer Players Halt Game And Huddle Around Opponent As She Fixes Hijab

"Listen. Understand. Support. We love to see women support and uplift each other like this."
https://www.scarymommy.com/soccer-players-support-opponent-hijab/

scarymommy.com This is what inclusivity and solidarity looks like.

tolerance.org

Reading Together

Interested in starting a social justice reading group? Here is a guide on how to begin. Members of MSAAC are already taking the initiative to have reading clubs to promote diversity and inclusion in their school communities. #KnowledgeIsPower
https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/publications/reading-together

tolerance.org Reading groups that bring students, educators and families together benefit everyone. This guide offers step-by-step instructions for planning reading groups that include and empower the entire community.

history.com

Tuskegee Airmen

On Veterans' Day, we salute all of our nation's veterans. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your bravery, dignity, and sacrifice. And thank you to your family members who support you.
https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/tuskegee-airmen

history.com The Tuskegee Airmen were the first black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps (AAC), a precursor of the U.S. Air Force. Trained at the Tuskegee Army

edutopia.org

Why Diverse Classroom Libraries Matter

More information on the importance of diverse classroom libraries:
#RepresentationMatters #ACollectiveVoiceForChange #WeNeedDiverseBooks
https://www.edutopia.org/article/why-diverse-classroom-libraries-matter

edutopia.org At a school in Oakland, California, students see themselves—and the broader world—in the books they read.

tolerance.org

Now Accepting Applications and Nominations for the Teaching Tolerance Award!

Are you an exemplary K–12 classroom teacher who prioritizes equity and social justice? Do you know someone who is? Teaching Tolerance is now accepting nominations for their Excellence in Teaching Award. Learn more: https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/now-accepting-applications-and-nominations-for-the-teaching-tolerance-award

tolerance.org Are you an exemplary K–12 classroom teacher who prioritizes equity and social justice? Do you know someone who is? We want to hear from you!

edutopia.org

How to Get the Most Out of a Diverse Classroom Library

#WeNeedDiverseBooks #ACollectiveVoiceForChange

https://www.edutopia.org/article/how-get-most-out-diverse-classroom-library

edutopia.org Many teachers are working to bring in books that provide students with windows and mirrors. Once the books are in the room, what’s next?

weareteachers.com

We ❤️ These Free Music Resources for Teachers from Carnegie Hall

https://www.weareteachers.com/culturally-diverse-music/

weareteachers.com Rich, culturally diverse songs, videos, and lessons you'll love to teach.

Would you like to learn more about diversity in children's literature?
This infographic with research from http://ccbc.education.wisc.edu/books/pcstats.asp may help. You can also find more information at https://socialjusticebooks.org/diversity-graphic/.
#LCPS20 #RepresentationMatters

loudouncountypubliclibrary.evanced.info

Guns in America: A Community Conversation

Guns In America: A Community Conversation at the Sterling Library, Nov 6, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, for Grades 11 - Adult.
http://loudouncountypubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=62833

loudouncountypubliclibrary.evanced.info

Friends don't let friends forget to vote! Polls are open from 6 AM to 7 PM today. #YourVoiceMatters #YourVoteIsYourVoice

vote411.org

Virginia Voting Information

Tomorrow is Election Day! To find your polling place and see what's on the ballot, visit the League of Women Voters' website: vote411.org/virginia. #YourVoteIsYourVoice #YourVoiceMatters

vote411.org Virginia voting information, upcoming election dates and voter registration deadlines.

loudoun.gov

Loudoun County, VA

Five Things To Know about the November 5 Election:
#YourVoiceMatters #YourVoteIsYourVoice #Loudoun
https://www.loudoun.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=5289

loudoun.gov Five Things to Know about the November 5, 2019, General Election in Loudoun

slj.com

“The People Who Helped Me the Most Were the Librarians” — Rep. Elijah Cummings

https://www.slj.com/?detailStory=elijah-cummings-enoch-pratt-library

slj.com Speaking about the librarianswho stayedpasttheir regularhours at the Enoch Pratt Free Library to helphim withschoolwork, the longtime Baltimore congressman gotemotional. “There are a lot of good people who really care,”he said.

Please Note: The deadline has been extended to Friday, November 8:

"The Loudoun School-Business Partnership Executive Council is seeking nominees for two major awards.

Make a Difference Award

Nominees must be individuals or organizations that have formed a notable partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools. The partnership must serve to enhance and enrich the school system for the ultimate benefit of the students.

Nomination Criteria:

Nominees must be a group or individual who:

1. Make a significant and lasting positive difference in the lives of children.

2. Inspire community involvement in our schools.

3. Influence the future of our school system through innovative programs, leadership and partnerships.

The completed form https://forms.gle/CrRnNDxkE9ejjHsh9 and supporting documentation must be submitted by Thursday, October 31.

J. Hamilton Lambert Award

The J. Hamilton Lambert Exemplary Leadership in Education and Community Service Award honors individuals who have formed a notable partnership with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) that have served to enhance and enrich the school system for the ultimate benefit of the students.

Nominees must be individuals who:

Demonstrate leadership within the community.
Demonstrate and encourage creativity and innovation.
Foster cooperation between the school and the community.
Dedicate themselves to demonstrated community service efforts and a willingness to help others.
Keep abreast of developments in the field of education.
Demonstrate leadership and exemplify commitment.
The completed form https://forms.gle/RfLNhXXFxAXZckPF7 and supporting documentation must be submitted by Thursday, October 31. "

loudouncountypubliclibrary.evanced.info

True Sons of Freedom Exhibit

The True Sons of Freedom exhibit will be at the Cascades Library through November 30.
http://loudouncountypubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=62168

loudouncountypubliclibrary.evanced.info

loudountimes.com

70 candidates will be on the ballot in Loudoun County on Nov. 5. Here's all of them.

Don't forget to do your research before going to vote on Tuesday. Some candidates will not be identified by party affiliation on the ballot. #YourVoiceMatters #YourVoteIsYourVoice #Loudoun
https://www.loudountimes.com/news/candidates-will-be-on-the-ballot-in-loudoun-county-on/article_77f802b0-313e-11e9-81ba-7f019e328dc8.html

loudountimes.com Loudoun County voters will head to the polls Nov. 5 to decide who will represent them on the state and local levels.

history.com

Black History in the United States: A Timeline

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-milestones

history.com Black history in the United States begins with slavery, chronicles remarkable moments of resistance and the emergence of seminal black artists and leaders.

ceedar.education.ufl.edu

Culturally Relevant Education – CEEDAR

Wow! Check out this *free* course on Culturally Relevant Education. Resources, videos, glossary, discussion plans, underlying research - the works! Please share with a teacher/principal you know!
#LCPS20 #MSAAC @tarapaigehewan @LottieSpurlock
http://ceedar.education.ufl.edu/cems/culturally-relevant-education/

ceedar.education.ufl.edu CEM NavigationUse this menu to navigate to other parts within this CEM Overview Learning Resources Multimedia Course and PD Outlines References How to Use

Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Diverse classroom libraries are a current topic right now in LCPS. To read MSAAC's statement on the issue, please visit our website: lcps.org/msaac. Thank you. #RepresentationMatters #WeNeedDiverseBooks #LCPS20 #ACollectiveVoiceForChange @MichelleCPicard

lcps.org If you find areas for improvement on the MSAAC pages, please email Susan Hayden, MSAAC Communications Chair:  [email protected].  

Incorporating Diverse Voices and Representations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

@NCTM President promotes culturally responsive teaching in mathematics. "All students deserve to be heard and see representations of their and other diverse communities in mathematics."
@robertqberry @NicoleAkersLCPS #LCPS20 #MSAAC
https://www.nctm.org/News-and-Calendar/Messages-from-the-President/Archive/Robert-Q_-Berry-III/Incorporating-Diverse-Voices-and-Representations-in-Mathematics-Teaching-and-Learning.aspx

nctm.org The student population in our schools and classrooms is increasingly diverse, with students of color making up the majority of those attending public schools. Many schools and classrooms include children who live in communities whose voices have been historically marginalized.

[10/29/19]   Do you love Loudoun? Do you love Halloween? MSAAC members have been invited to walk with the Loudoun County govt Multicultural Advisory Committee in the Leesburg Halloween Parade.
Want to learn more? Email: [email protected]. #Loudoun #RepresentationMatters

loudoun.gov

Voting By Mail | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday, **tomorrow**, at 5 pm. You can call 703-777-0380 to request your ballot by mail.
Loudoun votes on Tuesday, November 5. #YourVoiceMatters #YourVoteIsYourVoice #Loudoun
Visit https://www.loudoun.gov/189/Voting-By-Mail for more information.

loudoun.gov A by-mail absentee voter acquires an Absentee Ballot Application and completes the pertinent absentee and voter information on the application.

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