Our Framework for Educational Equity

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    Vision for Educational Equity

    Educational equity is defined as making decisions strategically based upon the principles of fairness, which includes providing a variety of educational resources, models, programs, and strategies according to student needs that may not be the same for every student or school with the intention of leading to equality of academic outcomes. 


    Believe







  • School Funding

      

    Family Academic Engagement

     

     

    Quality School Leadership

     

    Empowering Rigorous Content

     

    Instructional Time and Attention

     

     Proactive Intervention

     

    Whole Child Approach  

     Early Learning

     Learning Ready Facilities  

    Diverse and Inclusive Settings

     

     


     

School Funding

  • Each student, including students with higher needs and students of color, attends school in a district that distributes funding in line with the needs of its students, by way of flexible and transparent funding systems, so all students can reach high standards and thrive.

     

Teaching Quality and Diversity

  • Each student, including students with higher needs and students of color, has access to strong, well-supported teachers that meet their needs and provide standards-aligned, culturally relevant, and engaging instruction so all students can reach high standards and thrive. The teaching workforce reflects students’ racial and linguistic diversity.

School Leadership Quality and Diversity

  • Each student, including students with higher needs and students of color, has access to strong school leadership from principals and instructional leadership teams who meet their needs so all students can reach high standards and thrive. The school leadership workforce reflects students’ racial and linguistic diversity.

Empowering Rigorous Content

  • Each student, including students with higher needs and students of color, has access to high-quality and culturally relevant curriculum, materials, coursework, and class offerings to meet their needs so all students can reach high standards and thrive.

Instructional Time and Attention

  • Each student, including students with higher needs and students of color, gets the combination of high-quality instructional time and teacher attention they need through evidence-based approaches, so all students can reach high standards and thrive.

Positive and Inviting School Climate

  • Each student, including students with higher needs and students of color, experiences a physically safe and emotionally supportive environment at school, including fair and consistent rules and discipline policies, positive relationships between staff and students that foster belonging, effective social-emotional learning opportunities, and meaningful family engagement that meets student needs so all students can reach high standards and thrive.

Students Supports and Intervention

  • Each student, including students with higher needs and students of color, has access to an effective integrated system of supports (which includes an accurate and unbiased identification process) to address students’ non-academic individualized needs, so all students can reach high standards and thrive. Each student has access to meaningful guidance to set them up for success beyond high school.

High-Quality Early Learning

  • Each student, including students with higher needs and students of color, has access to high-quality preschool programs that meet their needs, so all students can reach high standards and thrive.

Learning Ready Facilities

  • Each student, including students with higher needs and students of color, attends school in buildings that are structurally sound, provide a safe and appropriate physical environment for learning, have effective equipment to meet student needs, and adequate and timely transportation, so all students can reach high standards and thrive.

Diverse Classrooms and Schools

  • Each student is enrolled in classes that are racially/ethnically and socioeconomically diverse, so all students can reach high standards and thrive.

     

    References:

    Travers, J. (in revision). What is Resource Equity? Retrieved from https://www.erstrategies.org/tap/what_is_resource_equity

    Carver-Thomas, D., Hyler, M., Wechsler, M. & Willis, L. (2019). District Levers for Advancing Racial Equity. Palo Alto, CA: Learning Policy Institute. (Forthcoming).