With the district's focus on activism, both of GCISD’s high schools have fallen from the top 100 high schools in Texas to #447 and #433.
At Grapevine Colleyville Learning Institute in 2019, select GCISD staff, administrators, and teachers attended this district-sponsored CRT training.
The training features a new definition of racism, centering on the idea that racism is "systemic"--a core belief of Critical Race Theory.
A current CHHS Learning Liaison (and the training's author) Tweets about a book she recommends: "Waking Up White."
Excerpts from "Waking Up White" highlight the CRT concept of systemic racism and the importance of educating ourselves on CRT.
A Heritage Middle School science teacher impacted by the training is later called out by a parent for pushing this political agenda in class.
A social studies teacher at Grapevine High School sponsored a "Current Issues & Social Activism Club" that actively supported Dr. Whitfield.
On the CISA Instagram page, students see a slide deck about CRT that encourages them to "educate" themselves on CRT and "attend protests" to help.
The district warned GCISD employees about NOT awarding academic credit for political activism. Two students mentioned extra credit as an incentive.
A Bear Creek Elementary teacher participates in the AVID program at Heritage Middle School where students led a CRT training for other students.
This same BCE teacher advocates for teaching the language of "anti-racism" in early childhood, recommending "Anti-Racist Baby" by Ibram X. Kendi.
This image features the same BCE teacher's support for an Instagram learning series called "Understanding White Supremacy."
This elementary lead instructional coach Tweets his support for The 1619 Project. He is an elementary English curriculum writer for the district.
GCISD's attorney used this specific slide to inform employees that requiring an understanding of The 1619 Project is against state law.
The district's strategic plan has stated its goal to "remove barriers." Is this the same as "breaking the barrier" mentioned in the training above?