The Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency works with schools, offices, and the community to ensure that implementation of the mission and goals of the school system meet quality standards and address effective and equitable outcomes for all students. To that end and in accordance with Baltimore County Public Schools’ (BCPS) Blueprint for Progress, the Office provides assistance through efforts such as professional development, assisting with exploring and monitoring initiatives related to minority students, and other efforts to ensure a learning environment that reflects both equity of access as well as equity of outcomes.
The Office also monitors compliance with the State of Maryland’s Education That Is Multicultural Regulation and provides a professional library for teachers and staff of BCPS related to schools, the classroom, multicultural education, and diversity issues.
The vision of The Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency is to promote systems of structure and support for BCPS students, teachers, and all other stakeholders in which equity and fairness are embedded in all areas of our academic, social and cultural programs.
The mission of The Office of Equity and Cultural Proficiency is to support BCPS in actions that promote college and career readiness for all students. The office services both the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and schools, thus ensuring that all students have access to high quality education that enriches their lives and prepares them to function optimally in a global world.
Maryland Multicultural Conference
The Maryland Multicultural State Chapter of NAME (National Association for Multicultural Education) and Baltimore County Public schools will host the annual spring conference on Saturday, April 20, 2013. This year's theme is Deliberate Excellence: Pursuing High Expectations for ALL Learners. Conference fee information is included on the registration form.
Conference registration begins Monday, March 18, 2013. Registration is a two-step process: