The Roses In Concrete School was opened as a lab school in Oakland Unified School District in direct response to the needs of the community. It was established through a collective vision with the community and educators and designed to address equity gaps in the school system through research-based strategies. ACSA, in conjunction with its equity partners, is proud to offer a unique professional development experience designed to build the capacity to lead for equity. We have designed a rich program for district teams and individual educators from all educational levels to empower educators to be proactive and responsive to the diverse needs of the communities they serve. To learn more go to www.acsa.org/equity
ACSA Educational Equity Roundtable Part Two: Host Nicole Anderson
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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.
Struggling readers, reading practice, and growth
ACSA partner4purpose Renaissance discusses data-driven ways to help students who struggle with reading and literacy.
Motivating readers: Goals, choice, and reading growth
Renaissance discusses research on motivation increasing reading frequency, and more.
The social-emotional skill of perspective taking
The capacity to make sense of another person’s thoughts and feelings underlies a host of social-emotional learning outcomes.
For too many students, school is the only place they receive love
Flippen Group asks: How can we hope to develop children’s minds when their most basic emotional needs are going unmet every day?
STEM for all: Creating a healthy STEM ecosystem
Demand is growing for a strong STEM workforce, and it all starts with great K-12 education.
Demystifying student engagement
Engagement has become a buzzword that is grossly overused and misinterpreted in education. Discovery Education provides a resource on student engagement.
7 ways to prevent bullying behavior
Seven ideas to subvert some dominant paradigms about how we currently are dealing—or not dealing—with bullying in our schools today.
5 monitoring techniques that deepen student learning
5 monitoring techniques that teachers are using to deepen student learning:
Increasing student autonomy
How do coaches or administrators support teachers in advancing all learners so they achieve the highest levels of individual success?
Addressing disproportionate discipline in San Bernardino City Unified
San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) and Panorama Education discuss discipline, data, and school climate.
How one district focused on growth mindset to improve academic achievement
Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) and Panorama Education use social-emotional learning and school climate surveys for success in schools.
25 great K-12 books with feminist themes
Some of these books are better for young children, while others are deeper and written for teenagers.
ACSA celebrates Women's History Month
ACSA members and staff celebrate notable female firsts and milestones in history for Women's History Month and International Women's Day.
Women in leadership roles: Fighting implicit bias
7 great ways to understand and get rid of implicit bias in the workplace.
Immigration enforcement actions in California
Lozano Smith provides information on recent legislative actions and their real-world implications.
Thomas C. Murray speaks with ACSA about equity and innovation
ACSA's Speaker Series interview with Thomas C. Murray.
26 children’s books to support conversations on race, racism & resistance
By age 5, white children are strongly biased towards whiteness. To counter this bias, experts recommend acknowledging and naming race and racism with children as early and as often as possible.
Be her resource: SROs and girls of color
The presence of law enforcement in school, while intended to increase school safety, has been associated with increased surveillance and criminalization of students — especially students of color.
10 ways district and school leaders can better support young men of color