Cultural Proficiency

  • Our Cultural Proficiency Work 

    Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices (CLSP) draw upon, infuse and evoke students’ existing schema, experiences, funds of knowledge, and perspectives to optimally facilitate learning. C.L.S.P. also intentionally seeks racial and cultural equity and pluralism in order to deliberately tailor district-wide norms, policies, and practices to affirm the identities of and expand opportunities for historically marginalized students. C.L.S.P. heavily relies upon the scholarship and research of its preceding models, namely culturally relevant, culturally responsive, and culturally sustaining pedagogies (Gay, 2010; Ladson-Billings, 1995; Paris, 2012). — Dr. Colin Rose & Hayden Frederick-Clarke

    Need Resources? Please visit the Equity & C.L.S.P Toolkit google site for access to frameworks, planning tools, lessons, curriculum tools, etc. (Please use your BPS email to access

Fireside Chats

  • The Office of Opportunity Gaps Fireside Chat is an effort to cultivate a district-wide community of learning and practice around anti-racism consciousness and strategy.

    A Fireside Chat with Dr. Michael Moody.
    (click the graphic to watch.)