Equity, Inclusion & Excellence

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CLASS OF 2020: HOPE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY
Published by Jovan Denaut on April 5, 2020
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Dear Senior:

When you walked through the doors of your high school on the last “first day of school” of your high school career, I am sure you were full of optimism and ready to take in all of the memories that your senior year would bring—homecomings, college acceptance letters, prom and ultimately, your high school graduation.

Unfortunately, the pandemic known as COVID-19 has caused significant disruption to life as we know it. I am certain you are disappointed. Frankly, I am disappointed, too. I am disappointed that your senior year has been disrupted, and many of the moments you have dreamed of for years are hanging in the balance. Believe me, I know it is uncomfortable and downright frustrating at times. However, I optimistically believe with all my heart that we—you, your classmates and all of us who are rallying behind you—will emerge from this experience stronger than ever before. Click here to read more: An Open Letter to the Class of 2020

        
CCS IS PROVIDING CURB-SIDE MEAL PICK-UPS FOR THE FOOD INSECURE
Published by Jovan Denaut on April 2, 2020
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Like most counties in the state and states in the nation, CCS has families who suffer with food insecurity. For many of our children, school is the one place where they can receive balanced, nutritious meals. With that in mind, CCS is providing any child under the age of 18 with lunch and breakfast for the following day via curb-side pick-locations. Please click here to read more about this program and find a location near you.

        
Black History Month – Abraham Galloway
Published by Jovan Denaut on February 14, 2020
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Guest Post by Demetrius Haddock, CCS Educator

It is Black History Month and in that spirit, I am sharing a little of the story of Abraham Galloway who was a major figure during the Civil War and Reconstruction period from North Carolina. This formerly enslaved American hero placed his stamp on the Civil War and the early Reconstruction years thereafter.

To quote the author of The Fire of Freedom, David Cecelski, in his speech on Galloway, “he seemed to be everywhere. One moment he was conspiring to launch…’a second John Brown attack against the South,’ this time from a base in Haiti. The next he was…”inciting insurrection in Virginia slave communities.’ The next he was deep behind enemy lines in Mississippi. The next he was rescuing his mother from [enslavement] in Wilmington, NC.”

“We choose the death of a hero over the life of a slave” spoke Galloway at a celebration of the first anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1864.

If you have never heard of him, Galloway is worthy of your attention as he led a large segment of Black America to fight and tip the balance of the Civil War to that of the United States that we know today.

Share this story of an American hero in the fight for freedom with others.

Have a great day.

        
CCS Awarded SWIFT Equity MTSS Research Project
Published by Jovan Denaut on December 10, 2019
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Cumberland County Schools has been awarded a SWIFT grant to support and deepen our implementation of equity practices and the multi-tiered system of support. Four school districts across the nation and 70 schools have been selected to participate in this research study. Our district is one of those districts and has been granted funding for 22 schools to take part in Cohort 1 and 2. Cohort 1 will begin participation this year, 2019-2020. Cohort 2 will begin participation next year, 2020-2021.

        
CCS Hosts “A Call to Action” with the NAACP
Published by Jovan Denaut on December 6, 2019
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On Tuesday, December 3, Cumberland County Schools hosted “A Call to Action: Community Support for Public Schools” in conjunction with the Fayetteville Chapter of the NAACP. Turnout was robust with parents and members of the Board of Education, City Council and the community present. State representatives were also present. This forum explored:

  • Eliminating racial disparities in school suspensions
  • Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline
  • Providing support for low-performing schools
  • Creating a better future for youth in Cumberland County

This forum was a follow up to the “Alternatives to Suspensions: Rethinking School Discipline” forum that was held on September 19, 2019. It addressed questions raised during the September 19 forum. The Superintendents and department heads were present to answer these questions.

This forum discussion started at 6 p.m. at the Educational Resource Center, 396 Elementary Drive, Fayetteville, NC.

 

        
National Native American Heritage Month
Published by Jovan Denaut on November 1, 2019
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Young Native American Girl at the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The month of November is National Native American Heritage Month. This month is the perfect time to look at the true history of indigenous peoples in the United States, their state of education and famous educators, inventors, celebrities and notable figures in history. This month is an opportunity for CCS to begin a deeper dive into these people’s heritage and history.

        

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