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This #NationalLiteracyMonth, we’re highlighting some of our favorite articles on educational equity.

These articles discuss race, religion, language, and poverty, as well as how to lead work and conversations around these topics. If you engage with students in any capacity (educator, family member, administrator, nonprofit leader), these resources are for you.


Alrubail, R. (2016). Educational Equity: Equity for English-Learners. https://www.edutopia.org/blog/equity-for-english-language-learners-rusul-alrubail

American Civil Liberties Union. Ask Sybil Liberty about Your Right to Religious Freedom. https://www.aclu.org/other/your-right-religious-freedom

Anti-Defamation League. Race Talk: Engaging Young People in Conversations about Race and Racism. https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/race-talk-engaging-young-people-in-conversations-about

Anti-Defamation League. Resources on Religion and Religious Bigotry. https://www.adl.org/education-and-resources/resources-for-educators-parents-families/lesson-plans?ed_cat_id[222]=222

Anti-Defamation League. Why We Need Diverse Books, Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events. https://www.adl.org/education/resources/tools-and-strategies/table-talk/why-we-need-diverse-books 

Center for Education Equity (Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium). Exploring Equity Issues: Religious Liberty. https://cee-maec.org/resource/religious-liberty/

Darling-Hammond, L. & Cook-Harvey, C. (2018). Educating the Whole Child: Improving School Climate to Support Student Success. Learning Policy Institute. https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/educating-whole-child-report 

Dowsett, J. (2014). What riding my bike has taught me about white privilege. Quartz. https://qz.com/257474/what-riding-my-bike-has-taught-me-about-white-privilege/

Gorski, P. (2016). Re-examining Beliefs about Students in Poverty. http://www.edchange.org/publications/Reexamining-Beliefs-About-Students-in-Poverty.pdf

Gorski, P. (2020). Basic Principles for Equity Literacy. http://www.edchange.org/handouts/Equity-Literacy-Principles.pdf

Kirwan Institute. Understanding Implicit Bias. http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/research/understanding-implicit-bias/

McIntosh, P. (2015). Extending the knapsack: Using the White privilege analysis to examine conferred advantage and disadvantage. Women & Therapy, 38(3-4), 232-245. doi:10.1080/02703149.2015.1059195

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) & The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC). (2014). Unlocking opportunity for African American girls: A call to action for educational equity. https://www.nwlc.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/unlocking_opportunity_for_african_american_girls_final.pdf

Orfield, G., Frankenberg, E., Ee, J., & Kuscera, J. (2014). Brown at 60: Great progress, a long retreat and an uncertain future. The Civil Rights Project, University of California.  https://civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/research/k-12-education/integration-and-diversity/brown-at-60-great-progress-a-long-retreat-and-an-uncertain-future

Pavlakis, A. E. (2018). Spaces, places, and policies: Contextualizing student homelessness. Educational Researcher, 47 (2), 134-141. doi: 10.3102/0013189X17742645

Petty, S. & Shaffer, S. (Eds.). (2016). Equity centered capacity building: essential approaches for excellence and sustainable school system transformation. The Education Trust. https://capacitybuildingnetwork.org/table-of-contents/

Teaching Tolerance. How to Speak Up at School. https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/publications/speak-up-at-school

The Aspen Education & Society Program and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). (2017). Leading for Equity: Opportunities for State Education Chiefs. https://ccsso.org/sites/default/files/2018-01/Leading%20for%20Equity_011618.pdf 

Weiss. H.B, Lopez, M. E. & Rosenberg, H. (2010). Beyond Random Acts: Family, School, and Community Engagement as an Integral Part of Education Reform. National Policy Forum for Family, School, & Community Engagement. Harvard Family Research Project. https://sedl.org/connections/engagement_forum/beyond_random_acts.pdf

Wells, A. S., Fox, L., & Cordova-Cobo. D. (2016). How racially diverse schools and classrooms can benefit all children. The Century Foundation. https://tcf.org/content/report/how-racially-diverse-schools-and-classrooms-can-benefit-all-students/?agreed=1

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