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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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There has been an increase in the number of incidences regarding racism and bigotry. Educators may not be equipped to help children process these events and make sense of the changing world around them. In this webinar, educators and parents will gain an understanding of how the construct of race is developed in young children.… Read More »

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Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper discusses the inequities that exist with culturally and linguistically diverse students in regards to access to college, and to persistence and completion once enrolled. It also discusses policies and practices that can make a difference in helping our most vulnerable youth transition smoothly to college and earn a… Read More »

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Ensuring a safe and inclusive school environment for LGBTQ students webinar

How can we affirm and support LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer) students and their families in schools? Although a lot of progress has been made in shifting public opinion in the last decade, LGBTQ students still face high incidents of bullying, harassment, and discrimination. What can educators do to support these students… Read More »

EEI - Building Relationships for Student Success

  Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper discusses the importance of building relationships with students in schools, classrooms, and out-of-time school programs. It also provides principles and practices that educators have used to build positive relationships and school cultures.

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EEI - Helping Educators to Support LGBTQ Students

Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper defines and discusses the gender spectrum and the challenges that LGBTQ youth face. It concludes with strategies that teachers and administrators can use to ensure that students across the gender spectrum have a safe and nurturing school climate.        

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EEI - Spotlight on the Needs of Transgender Students

Part of CEE’s Exploring Equity Issues series, this paper articulates the need for protections for transgender and gender non-conforming (GNC) students. Additionally, it reviews the shift in federal guidance (revised in February 2017) and concludes with suggestions for actions and procedures that districts might utilize to support students, teachers, and families so that this subgroup… Read More »

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