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NCBW- Delaware Chapter supports the development of new and progressive public education legislation, the Acts of Amend Title 14 with respect to public education, student assessment and academic promotion, compensation for education professionals that was introduced to the General Assembly. NCBW-Delaware Chapter is interested in exploration of gender specific schools for girls in Delaware; we also advocate for deeper family involvement/family engagement as a key indicator to successful educational outcomes.

Education Committee Three Year Strategic Plan -

Projected Activities for Education Committee:

Activities Aligned to Priority: #1. Increase, recruit and retain the number of effective culturally competent teachers in high needs schools with an emphasis on African America candidates.
a. Co-plan and/or present (two) workshops, panel discussions, presentation of research & data on the significance of cultural competence to the community or an educational institution/ educators as a prerequisite for working in high needs schools with high percentages of African American students.
b. Share importance of cultural competence at board meetings during public comments.
c. Write or Co- write letters to send to educational institutions including school boards, teacher unions and administrator associations on significant of cultural competence for teaching especially in high needs African American schools.
d. Relaunch a hybrid of Future Teachers of America and Junior Cohort of NCBW at Delaware State University.
 
Activities Aligned to Priority: #2. Educate the community on the significance of participating in school board meetings and elections to benefit the plight of black women and girls.
a. Co- plan (two) School board education workshops with partnering organizations (potential partners – PACE, Urban League, NAACP, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and DelawareCan) * open to additional suggestions.
b. Members will be required to attend (2) school board meetings each year and support public comments from the education Committee aligned to priority agenda.
c. Attend at least (one) School Board political forum / and help in the planning of candidate forums.
 
Activities Aligned to Priority: #3. Increase the number of evidence-based gender specific culturally sensitive programs and services designed to advance the academic and social emotional growth of African-American girls.
a. Research and identify “gender specific culturally sensitive” programs for recommendation to educational institutions including school boards for African-American girls.
b. Arrange and convene visits to districts implementing gender specific culturally sensitive programs and services that are benefiting African-American girls.
c. Write grants and explore funding opportunities to fiancé gender specific culturally sensitive programs and services for African-American girls.
d. Assist with re-launch of 100 Bridges Mentoring Program to address gender specific needs in a culturally sensitive manner to local black girls.
 
Activities Aligned to Priority: #4. Increase, recruit and retain the number of African American females in designated leadership roles– Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, Associate Secretary of Education, Deputy Secretary of Education, and Secretary of Education.
a. Research and share data on the state of African American female leaders in designated roles in the state of Delaware.
b. Provide evidence of recommendations on best practices for recruiting, retaining and creating career ladders for designated leadership roles.
c. Create awareness for viable African-American female candidates to key decision makers including school boards, government officials and community leaders through formalized advocacy.
d. Require education committee members to attend (2) School Board meetings each year and support public comments from the education committee priority agenda.
 
Activities Aligned to Priority: #5. Advocate for the adoption of student based funding model that serves all students equitably in Delaware.
a. Identify at least one date for committee body to attend a Delaware State Board meeting to make public comments aligned to student based funding advocacy.
b. Write or co- write letters to educational institutions including school boards, teacher unions, and administrator associations on the significant of the adoption of student based funding model that serves all students equitably in Delaware.
c. Educate key stake holders on the benefits of student based funding by conducting at least two workshops , forums or public speaking engagements to heighten awareness of various funding models to demonstrate why student needs is the best choice.