• PPSD Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education

    Culturally Responsive FrameworkPPSD’s Culturally Responsive Framework is a vision for our future together created by facilitators and learners. It will be embedded in the Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education vision for PPSD that spans across students, families, teachers, leaders and community members.


    If you are an educator in PPSD, you can access Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Teacher Framework (CR-T) here.

    PPSD Definition Culturally Responsive Teaching:

    The Providence Public School System defines Culturally Responsive Teaching  as providing learners with rigorous grade level appropriate; standards-based learning opportunities (TNTP, 2016) that expand the learning and promote educational equity and empowerment for ALL learners. Such opportunities include: setting high standards and expectations for ALL learners; developing and maintaining a culture of inclusion in the classroom based on mutual trust; being responsive to knowledge of individual learners, diverse cultures, and the community context; and providing learners with opportunities to understand how knowledge is created and influenced  by cultural assumptions, perspectives and bias to create prejudice reduction.