CCPS is committed to the success and educational equity of each student in our schools. CCPS is proud of the work we have done to reduce gaps in opportunities and achievement for our diverse student population and is committed to continuing this work. We are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic could increase existing gaps. We are dedicated to focusing on the needs of all learners as we return to in-person instruction.
Educational equity requires access to essential academic, social, emotional and economic resources, and supports to engage students throughout their academic career. This access best occurs when students and teachers are face-to-face in the school building. All students in prekindergarten through Grade 12 have the opportunity for face-to-face instruction in Fall 2021.
Educational equity maximizes academic success for students through rigorous instruction with appropriate educational supports. CCPS staff assessed students at the beginning of the school year to determine our students’ learning needs.
CCPS provided technology devices to all middle and high school students at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. CCPS expanded this one-to-one technology program in the 2022-2023 academic year to include elementary school students. These devices ensure that every student has access to online resources in the classroom and at home. CCPS continue to work with families without internet connectivity by providing them with Wi-Fi hotspots.
To ensure bias does not predict or predetermine student success in school, CCPS will continue its work on cultural competency with staff. CCPS staff training in implicit bias, cultural competency and restorative practices will continue during the 2022-2023 school year.