District News & Features

  • Diversity Talks PERM Assessment

    The DEIJ Office in partnership with Diversity Talks administered the PERM assessment to educators at the start and end of the 2021-2022 academic year. The PERM is a framework of cultural competence based on four dimensions; Power, Empathy, Relationships, and Mindset. The PERM was designed to provide a roadmap of culturally responsive practices for educators and other adults working in youth-serving organizations. Highlights from the data: *Statistically significant increase in cultural competence * Reduction in cultural blindness reported *Reported behavior shifts as a result of attending the workshop.

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  • 2021-2022 Commissioner letter to district and school leaders about the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students

    As educators, we play an important role in fostering resilience, joy, safety, and positive relationships for LGBTQ students, despite the many disparities that LGBTQ students continue to face. The communication comes from Jeffery Riley, Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education regarding his commitment to supporting inclusive learning environments.

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