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Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper discusses racial socialization and the importance of giving students safe spaces to discuss their racialized experiences in the classroom. It follows with strategies that teachers can use to help cultivate psychologically safe spaces for race talk.

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Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper examines the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and some of the key provisions in it that provide opportunities for SEAs and LEAs to forge a path towards equity. It follows with strategies that educators can use to reinforce educational equity on the state, district, and school… Exploring Equity - ESSA and Equity

Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper examines why it is important for educators to be culturally responsive leaders in order to address the needs of their culturally and linguistically diverse learners. Using one of CEE’s case studies, it highlights several preconditions necessary for achieving this and outlines the Essential Elements of Cultural… Read More »

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Homeless students face a number of barriers in receiving the education and services they need and deserve.The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 increases protections and supports for homeless students that build on those in the McKinney-Vento Act. This webinar seeks to provide schools and school systems with an overview of what these changes look like. It… Read More »

According to the CDC, “Health disparities are preventable differences in the burden of disease, injury, violence, or opportunities to achieve optimal health that are experienced by socially disadvantaged populations…Health disparities are inequitable and are directly related to the historical and current unequal distribution of social, political, economic, and environmental resources.” This webinar will explore the… Read More »

Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper offers startling statistics about health disparities and give educators strategies on addressing them. Educators can play a critical role in addressing health resource gaps, inside and outside of the classroom.  Many student health issues are preventable through education and awareness of available resources.

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Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper discusses social and emotional learning (SEL) and the special challenges faced by immigrant students in this area. For immigrant students, the challenge of SEL is compounded by their simultaneous navigation of social and academic displacement, trauma, and family reunification. The paper concludes with both school-wide and… Read More »

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A Guide to Empower Parents of English Learners to Advocate for their Children A joint project of MAEC & the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law In 2010, approximately five million students in the United States were identified as English Learners (ELs). These students have different levels of English proficiency and number of years… Read More »

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  Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper provides an overview of students experiencing homelessness in America’s schools and some of the barriers to serving them. We discuss the McKinney-Vento Act, the primary piece of federal legislation dealing with the education of children and youth in homeless situations, and the newest amendments under ESSA.… Read More »

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Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this brief discusses the strong relationship between identity construction in academics and academic achievement. Educators can support students as they develop their identities and leverage it to improve academic outcomes. We provide research on identity theory and strategies educators can use in the classroom to meet the needs of their students.

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