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There is a national problem of underrepresentation in education. Quite often, the teachers tasked with educating the next generation don’t look nor represent the students in their classrooms. Diversity isn’t a buzz word nor a pipe dream: it’s a necessity for the next generation of Americans to be adequately educated. From active targeted recruiting to… Read More »

Link: https://maec.org/podcast/racial-diversity-in-the-teacher-workforce-equitable-podcast-102/

From changing policies to implementing strategies amidst public resistance, leaders working to advance socioeconomic integration in schools face many obstacles. In this webinar, participants will hear from one superintendent in Brooklyn, NY as she shares how she navigated various points in her district’s journey. Through examples at the preparation, planning, implementation, and reflection stages, we… Read More »

Trauma informed practices

Trauma is pervasive in our schools and can threaten our students, affecting their academic performance and opportunities for lifelong success. Schools can prevent children from being defined by their adverse life experiences and promote healthy, lifelong learning and achievement. Rather than ask “What is wrong with you?” we can ask “What has happened to you—and… Read More »

Download: Exploring Equity - Trauma Informed Classrooms: Inclusive Learning Strategies for Educators
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According to the CDC, 1.5 million high school students experience dating abuse annually. High school students who have been physically hurt by a partner earn grades of C or D twice as often as grades of A or B. They are 25% more likely to drop out of high school than their non-abused peers. Over… Read More »

Download: Exploring Equity - Teen Dating Violence

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… Read More »

Download: Creating New Futures for Newcomers

“Our public school populations will become majority minority in a decade or so. It is critical that classrooms have effective teachers that reflect the spectrum of diversity that exists in our world.” Continuing the discussion raised in Part I, Zollie Stevenson, Jr., PhD identifies how some school working conditions may be driving teachers of color… Read More »

Download: Exploring Equity - Teacher Pipeline Part II

What’s the likelihood that a student of color will have the opportunity to learn from a teacher of color? Currently, teachers of color make up approximately 18% of the United States’ total teaching force. Students of color make up 54% of the total student population. Jacob Easley II, Ph.D., describes the state of teacher diversity… Read More »

Download: Exploring Equity - Teacher Pipeline Part I

Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper provides an overview of the over and under- identification of English Learners (ELs) with disabilities and the contributing factors. Recommendations for appropriate identification are also discussed.  

Download: Exploring Equity - ELs and Special Ed
Using Data Inquiry to Advance Equity

Engaging in data inquiry through an equity lens can help us better understand problems of practice – and identify solutions – that make schools more equitable. This webinar demonstrates the benefits of putting equity at the center of data use in schools and shares the publication that the Center for Education Equity (CEE) created to… Read More »

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