In order to meet the diverse needs of all students in public schools, teachers and administrators need to use data to identify and address equity issues. MAEC’s A Data Inquiry Guide for Exploring Equity Issues and Solutions supports stakeholders who want to make positive changes in their schools to increase equity. This comprehensive guide includes […]
How can education leaders keep equity at the center of their own practice and in their districts and schools? In the wake of the national uprising to end police brutality; equity issues are, for an increased number of Americans, top of mind. While school officials are grappling with how to bring students safely back to […]
In January 2020, MAEC began planning its annual Equity Institute with a focus on advancing equity for rural schools and communities. Rurality, as it is not legally a protected class, is often left out of conversations about civil rights and equity. However, clear intersections connect rurality with poverty, racism, religious intolerance, gender-based discrimination, and nationality-based […]
Many educators are still wondering how virtual learning will continue to play out during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this issue, we look at the topic of reopening schools in light of the recent protests and pandemic and provide resources so that educators are prepared to keep a focus on equity. Equity Brief Part: Putting and […]
This report is the first in a series analyzing student opportunity to learn using the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). The report includes federal and state-level data in the Appendix.
Each month, CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues includes personal, practical, and research perspectives on one topic through a variety of formats. This month we return to Socioeconomic Integration. Webinar: The Courage to Navigate a Path to School Integration Equity Brief Part I: Socioeconomic Integration from an Equity Perspective Monthly Digest: Newsletter from August 2019
Creating New Futures for Newcomers: Lessons from Five Schools that Serve K-12 Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylees
Given the influx of immigrants and refugees over the past several years, newcomer students are found in the classrooms of small towns, suburbs, and big cities across the country and they bring with them a world of culturally diverse experiences and knowledge. Newcomers face myriad challenges to adapt and succeed in their new home and […]
Students are affected by violence in many ways and it disproportionately affects student of color, students from certain religious backgrounds, and LGBTQ students. This combined EEI explores the topic from two perspectives. First, we look at the broader issue of students who experience trauma outside of school and how it affects their ability to learn […]
Public schools today lack a racially diverse teacher workforce – creating problems now that will get worse as our student population becomes more diverse. We need to “…expose children to a diverse teaching staff within each of our schools. Every child has a basic right to a great public school with a qualified and caring […]
How students view themselves affects how they learn. By understanding identity theory and application, educators can avoid both implicit and explicit bias. Furthermore, with a better understanding of how children develop racial awareness and attitudes about race, educators can better meet the needs of students and ...