On May 23, 2018, Delaware Public Media published an article and radio piece by Sophia Schmidt about resolutions adopted by Wilmington City Council to support diverse students, and cited DelawareCAN:
Atnre Alleyne, of local education non-profit DelawareCAN, says his organization advocates for ‘culturally competent’ education.
That includes making sure educators are aware of their own potential racial biases, and incorporating diverse authors, scholars and historical figures into their everyday classes.
“A curriculum where the students can see themselves in the curriculum, their background, their history, the greatness of the people that they come from,” he said.
Alleyne says teacher preparation programs at local universities have the potential to develop cultural competence in Delaware educators, and that Department of Ed regulations should help encourage this