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Educator Resources on Equity and Access

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Promoting educational equity while students learn at home is as important as ever. We must ensure that all students are supported and receive services. Take a look at these articles focused on educational equity.

As School Moves Online, Many Students Stay Logged Out
The New York Times
Schools in low-income communities are seeing less than half of students participate in online instruction while selective or affluent schools have close to 100% participation.

Culturally Responsive – Sustaining Remote Education
NYU Metro Center
This resource provides guidance on centering equity and culturally responsive-sustaining education in online instruction to be responsive of students’ lived experiences.

Distance Learning During COVID-19: 7 Equity Considerations for Schools and Districts
Southern Education Foundation
This resource reviews digital learning plans from seventeen states to see how schools and districts are meeting the needs of all students. It highlights equity considerations in distance learning.

Keeping Equity at the Forefront
Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership
This resource provides school districts and schools strategies for centering educational equity and promoting student well-being especially for the most vulnerable students.

Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students
Office of Civil Rights
The United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights issued guidance for school officials regarding federal civil rights requirements and responding appropriately to allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

Educational Equity and Coronavirus
The Education Trust New York
This resource highlights six steps schools can take to promote instructional equity and protect student well-being if required to close due to coronavirus.

How school closures for COVID-19 amplify inequality
The Hub – Johns Hopkins University
This resource highlights the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on under resourced schools and students, and suggests policy responses to mitigate the impact.

Why COVID-19 Is Our Equity Check
Educational Leadership
This resource points out that the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified existing inequities in education, the need to build partnerships with families, and to learn from the pauses.

 

 

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