Saint Paul Public Schools is currently engaged in multi-layered racial equity development work with Pacific Educational Group to create the educational climate and culture for systemic equity transformation.
This transformation includes all levels of the organization; School Board; Superintendent’s Cabinet; district and site leadership; licensed and non-licensed staff; and school sites. The district is committed to eliminating racial disparities and predictability in academic achievement.
All SPPS schools have established a site-based equity team, which is implementing racial equity development and training at each of the school sites. SPPS is also engaged in Culturally Responsive Pedagogy at school sites through district-wide professional development, site coaching, and a district-wide culturally responsive cohort.
1. Culturally Responsive Teaching
Build on and develop instructional practices system-wide that are culturally responsive and increase the capacity of district staff to effectively teach a racially, economically, and culturally diverse student population.
2. Family and Community
Build on and develop family and community relationships through a racial equity lens, which includes transforming, and developing equitable practices for family and community to engage with SPPS at both the school and district level.
3. Student Voice
Expand and include student voice in the development, feedback, and implementation of culturally responsive teaching practices, curriculum, and family engagement.
Continue to support district and site leadership as they continue to lead the work with their sites and departments.