Equity & Inclusion

  • Parent-Child Border Separations: Supports to Invoke Humanitarianism

    Parent-Child Border Separations: Supports to Invoke Humanitarianism

    An estimated 2,000 undocumented immigrant children have been separated from their families along the southwest United States border and placed in facilities that have been described as “cages."

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  • Steep Road to Resource Equity in California Education

    Steep Road to Resource Equity in California Education

    California’s LCFF promised more resources to English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. How well is California’s education funding system delivering on that promise?

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  • Ninth Circuit affirms legislative prayer exception does not apply to school board meetings

    Ninth Circuit affirms legislative prayer exception does not apply to school board meetings

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal district court ruling that school-sponsored prayer, Bible readings and proselytizing at school board meetings are unconstitutional.

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  • AB 699 Mandates Support for Immigrant Families

    AB 699 Mandates Support for Immigrant Families

    This checklist provides a brief description of mandates to ensure your LEA is in compliance with AB 699.

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  • Black Minds Matter

    Black Minds Matter

    Examine how the nearly one million Black youth in California are faring from preschool through college.

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  • Building Culturally Responsive Schools

    Building Culturally Responsive Schools

    It’s imperative that our schools not only welcome diversity in the classroom, but also teach students how to navigate an increasingly racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse society.

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  • Wanted: Latinx teachers and administrators

    Wanted: Latinx teachers and administrators

    Why cultural representation matters—and how principals and administrators can build a diverse pipeline.

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  • 4 essential skills for media literacy

    4 essential skills for media literacy

    Media impacts every aspect of our lives, specifically affecting how we relate to, learn about, and interact with the people around us.

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  • Lawmakers extend limits on disruption and defiance discipline, expand use of uniform complaint procedures

    Lawmakers extend limits on disruption and defiance discipline, expand use of uniform complaint procedures

    State lawmakers have indefinitely extended previously approved limits on disciplining students for defiance and disruption and have expanded the list of issues that may be addressed through the UCP.

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  • FDA approves marijuana-based drug for pediatric epilepsy

    FDA approves marijuana-based drug for pediatric epilepsy

    On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex to treat two types of pediatric epilepsy.

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  • What’s the difference? Criterion-referenced tests vs. norm-referenced tests

    What’s the difference? Criterion-referenced tests vs. norm-referenced tests

    With criterion-referenced tests, each person’s performance is compared directly to the standard, without considering how other students perform on the test.

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  • Top 7 things districts should know about civil rights in the 21st century

    Top 7 things districts should know about civil rights in the 21st century

    AALRR provides legal tools and practical guidance to achieve excellence.

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  • How can California be a beacon on a hill if it’s leaving its students at the base of the mountain?

    How can California be a beacon on a hill if it’s leaving its students at the base of the mountain?

    In California, the number of students of color and low-income who are admitted to and complete college are still too few.

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  • “The arc of the moral universe is bent toward justice”: An interview with Gary Howard

    “The arc of the moral universe is bent toward justice”: An interview with Gary Howard

    Gary Howard speaks about what the current political and educational climate means for progress toward educational equity.

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  • How similarities could improve teacher-student relationships

    How similarities could improve teacher-student relationships

    Positive relationships can lead to better educational outcomes for adolescent students.

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  • Why is it important to understand and develop a student's emotional intelligence?

    Why is it important to understand and develop a student's emotional intelligence?

    MeTEOR Education discusses emotional intelligence and its effects in the classroom and in the long run for students.

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  • Math equity toolkit

    Math equity toolkit

    Edtrust-West offers a math equity toolkit for closing gaps for California’s English and mathematics learners.

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  • Equity and sustainable achievement for all students

    Equity and sustainable achievement for all students

    Understanding the role of leadership and instruction transformation.

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  • Some progress on NAEP, yet persistent gaps are a call to action for California

    Some progress on NAEP, yet persistent gaps are a call to action for California

    A statement on a statewide equity issue, made by Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director of The Education Trust–West.

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  • Struggling readers, reading practice, and growth

    Struggling readers, reading practice, and growth

    ACSA partner4purpose Renaissance discusses data-driven ways to help students who struggle with reading and literacy.

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