LCPS Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee - MSAAC

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.
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MSAAC seeks nominations for the 2020 Fisher Awards, 2020 MSAAC Student Awards, and the 2020 MSAAC Delegate Award.  Nomin...
02/22/2020

MSAAC seeks nominations for the 2020 Fisher Awards, 2020 MSAAC Student Awards, and the 2020 MSAAC Delegate Award. Nominations accepted until March 20. Details: lcps.org/msaac. #LCPSEquity #MSAACAwards2020

We are proud to partner with @loudounseac for Closing the Gap on Discipline Disparities, Part 2.  Wed. Mar. 4, 7:15 - 8:...
02/22/2020

We are proud to partner with @loudounseac for Closing the Gap on Discipline Disparities, Part 2. Wed. Mar. 4, 7:15 - 8:30 pm. LCPS Admin Bldg. #TogetherWork #LCPSEquity #InclusionForAll

Students from Riverside HS invite you to their #BlackHistoryMonth celebration this Monday, Feb. 24, 6:00 pm, dinner prov...
02/22/2020

Students from Riverside HS invite you to their #BlackHistoryMonth celebration this Monday, Feb. 24, 6:00 pm, dinner provided. #LCPS20 #LCPSEquity

Our friends @LoudounEA are hosting a Diversity Training Seminar on Thursday, March 12. Register here:  http://bit.ly/LEA...
02/21/2020

Our friends @LoudounEA are hosting a Diversity Training Seminar on Thursday, March 12. Register here: http://bit.ly/LEADiversity

Some of our members may find this local resource helpful.  PFLAG Loudoun meets Tuesday, Feb. 25 with breakout groups for...
02/19/2020

Some of our members may find this local resource helpful. PFLAG Loudoun meets Tuesday, Feb. 25 with breakout groups for teens/tweens, parents/allies, and LGBTQ+ adults. #AllMeansAll #Equity #YouAreNotAlone

So much #Equity work to be done, we hope to see you 2 nights this week!  Wed 2/19, 7 pm MSAAC - Culturally Competent Wor...
02/17/2020

So much #Equity work to be done, we hope to see you 2 nights this week!
Wed 2/19, 7 pm MSAAC - Culturally Competent Workforce & Diversity Recruitment.
Thurs 2/20, 6:30 LCPS - Equity Comprehensive Plan & Guidelines to Respond to Racial Incidents.
#YourVoiceMatters

Please mark your calendars to attend this important meeting regarding #Equity in LCPS.  Your voice matters.  Thursday, F...
02/12/2020

Please mark your calendars to attend this important meeting regarding #Equity in LCPS. Your voice matters. Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, LCPS Administration Building.

Racial incidents continue to happen in our schools.  MSAAC calls for community engagement to affect positive change.  Re...
02/11/2020
Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee / Current News

Racial incidents continue to happen in our schools. MSAAC calls for community engagement to affect positive change. Read our statement here: https://www.lcps.org/msaac.
#Equity #ACollectiveVoiceForChange #LCPS #NoneOfUsAreFreeUntilWeAreAllFree

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Would this resource be helpful to teachers in your school?  We all need to be ready to respond to hate and racism. #LCPS...
02/11/2020
Responding to Hate in Your School Community

Would this resource be helpful to teachers in your school? We all need to be ready to respond to hate and racism. #LCPSEquity

https://www.tolerance.org/the-moment/february-7-2020-responding-to-hate-in-your-school-community

This week, national media reported on a Michigan school community meeting when, during a discussion of racism in schools, one parent asked another, “Why didn’t you stay in Mexico?” We stand with those in Michigan demanding better, and we know students and families are faced with racism and oth...

Celebrating Black Liberation Movements#BlackHistoryMonthhttps://www.tolerance.org/the-moment/january-31-2020-black-histo...
02/06/2020
Black History Month: Celebrating Black Liberation Movements

Celebrating Black Liberation Movements
#BlackHistoryMonth

https://www.tolerance.org/the-moment/january-31-2020-black-history-month-celebrating-black-liberation-movements

This Black History Month, we’re encouraging educators to recognize and teach that Black history includes narratives that don’t focus solely on trauma. While it’s imperative to teach about the realities of racial oppression, it’s just as important to engage students with the many ways Black p...

Sharing this information from the #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool page:"Calling all educators:Thanks to stunning art and desig...
02/05/2020
Black Lives Matter At School

Sharing this information from the #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool page:

"Calling all educators:

Thanks to stunning art and design by New York City educator Caryn Davidson, we now have an indispensable #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool Activity book, "What We Believe." This resource is free and downloadable from the "lesson plan" tab under the "2020 Curriculum Resource Guide" link on the BlackLivesMatterAtSchool.com website.

This beautiful workbook guides students through the Black Lives Matter Global Network's 13 principles with powerful quotes and images from Black thought leaders, artists, activist, and organizers. What an incredible resource to engage students in deep conversations about the rich diversity of the Black experience for the national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, February 3-7, 2020!"

January 30, 2020January 30, 2020 I AM AN EDUCATOR Activity Book, Art, BLMatSchool, Uncategorized "What We Believe": A Black Lives Matter at School Activity book. A free and downloadable classroom resource! Thanks to stunning art and design by New York City educator Caryn Davidson, we now have an ind...

Loudoun Education Association and the Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee are hosting a monthly book club.  ...
02/04/2020

Loudoun Education Association and the Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee are hosting a monthly book club.
To join the February discussion, please register here: www.bit.ly/LEABookClub.

Today is the first day of #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool week.  The NEA has designed a teachers' pledge for the occasion.  Le...
02/03/2020
Calling All Educators: Sign the #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool pledge today!

Today is the first day of #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool week. The NEA has designed a teachers' pledge for the occasion. Learn more here: https://blacklivesmatteratschool.com/2020/02/03/calling-all-educators-sign-the-blacklivesmatteratschool-pledge-today/

On Monday, February 3, 2020, the third national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action begins in schools all across the country. Educators will be teaching lessons about the 13 principles of t…

https://blacklivesmatteratschool.com/
01/28/2020
Black Lives Matter At School

https://blacklivesmatteratschool.com/

January 14, 2020January 14, 2020 blmatschool Uncategorized PUT YOUR COMMUNITY ON THE 2020 BLACK LIVES MATTER AT SCHOOL MAP! Is your school or community planning events for the 2020 Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action? If so please take a minute to enter information about what is happening at...

01/27/2020

How are we doing to implement the Superintendent's Statement on Equity? What progress can we celebrate? Where do we have room to improve?
#Diversity #Equity #Inclusion #RepresentationMatters

Have any of our #LCPS high school teachers organized voter registration drives?  Here is more information from @Toleranc...
01/25/2020
Future Voters Project

Have any of our #LCPS high school teachers organized voter registration drives? Here is more information from @Tolerance_org, plus they send you a free film kit. #YourVoiceMatters #YourVoteIsYourVoice https://www.tolerance.org/future-voters-project

Welcome to the Future Voters Project! We hope you’ll join us as we work toward our goal of registering all eligible students by the time they graduate high school.

Many in our community may find this resource helpful.  PFLAG Loudoun meets on Tuesday, January 28, 7 - 8:30 pm at Crossr...
01/23/2020

Many in our community may find this resource helpful. PFLAG Loudoun meets on Tuesday, January 28, 7 - 8:30 pm at Crossroads UMC in Ashburn. #AllMeansAll #YouAreNotAlone #Equity

Congratulations @JasonReynolds83!  This is good news for all of us!https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-002/jason-reynolds-na...
01/17/2020
Jason Reynolds Named New National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Congratulations @JasonReynolds83! This is good news for all of us!
https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-002/jason-reynolds-named-new-national-ambassador-for-young-peoples-literature/2020-01-13/

The Library of Congress, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader today announced the appointment of Jason Reynolds as the seventh National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2020-2021. The Newbery Honor recipient succeeds Jacqueline Woodson, who served as National Ambassad...

How are we doing to implement the Superintendent's Statement on Equity?  What can we do better?  #Diversity #Equity #Inc...
01/16/2020

How are we doing to implement the Superintendent's Statement on Equity? What can we do better?
#Diversity #Equity #Inclusion #RepresentationMatters

https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/rosa-parks-in-her-own-words/about-this-exhibition/
01/16/2020
Explore  | Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words  | Exhibitions at the Library of Congress  | Library of Congress

https://www.loc.gov/exhibitions/rosa-parks-in-her-own-words/about-this-exhibition/

Rosa Parks (1913–2005) is best known for her refusal to give up her seat to a white man on a crowded bus in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955. Her arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a pivotal event in the civil rights movement that ultimately led to the dismantling of Jim Crow segre...

NAACP Loudoun Branch
01/13/2020

NAACP Loudoun Branch

Virginia Tech invites talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors to apply to participate in a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Black College Institute (for rising seniors) will offer five-day sessions twice during the summer of 2020: June 14 -June 19 and June 21- June 26.

Black College Institute (for rising juniors) will offer a three-day session for the summer of 2019: June 28 - July 1.

All programs are FREE of cost to students!

*Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the Virginia Tech, Blacksburg campus.*

Apply today: admit.vt.edu/register/BCIapp2020

Application closes: April 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2020
Confirm attendance: May 10, 2020
Unofficial Transcripts due: May 20, 2020

Benefits of attending BCI:

• Student engagement with various academic disciplines through hands-on learning and workshops within the context of the African-American cultural experience.

• College life experiences of residential living, campus dining, collaborative projects in university classrooms and engagement with Virginia Tech’s faculty, staff, and students.

• Daily workshops on (1) navigating and completing the college application process and (2) applying for scholarships and financial aid.

• Students embrace the Virginia Tech motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by completing a service learning project with university and local partnerships.

• Explore Virginia Tech departments and organizations to build lasting connections and learn about local resources available to them.

• Learn about local resources available to them.

• Engage in fun team building activities in our cultural, recreational, and student centers.

Virginia Tech Partners Participating:
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Pamplin College of Business, College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Natural Resources and Environment, College of Science, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and other campus departments and local organizations.

Teachers of Color:  Transforming Policy and Practice to Drive InclusionFeb. 21-22 Conference sponsored by VEA and VCUTo ...
01/12/2020

Teachers of Color: Transforming Policy and Practice to Drive Inclusion
Feb. 21-22 Conference sponsored by VEA and VCU
To learn more: vea.link/toc2020

Looking for children's books with Filipino or Filipino-American characters?  Here's a list thanks to PragmaticMom :: Edu...
01/12/2020
Filipino-American Children’s Books & GIVEAWAY

Looking for children's books with Filipino or Filipino-American characters? Here's a list thanks to PragmaticMom :: Education, Parenting and Children's Books
https://www.pragmaticmom.com/2017/07/filipino-filipinoamerican-childrens-books/

Mika Song and Isabel Roxas have teamed up to come up with Filipino and Filipino-American Children's books which are few and far between. I only know one picture book, Cora Makes Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore, illustrated by Kristi Valiant. I found another one!! Is it a Mermaid? by Candy Gourlay,....

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