Tag: equity

Rebuilding the Tripod That Truly Supports

Dual-language programs, especially two-way programs, have exploded in the world of language programming. The allure of dual language’s three pillars was enough for many districts to try to sign up for them almost overnight. For a short time, we even sat together as a dual-language community with our voices united for the three pillars*, “biliteracy/bilingualism, grade-level academic achievement in...

Rethinking What Matters: Incorporating Anti-Racism into Teaching

During my conversation with the high school leaders, we discussed ways to move toward creating a school that embodies anti-racism, inclusion, and equity. In our discussion, I suggested that the teachers make a more intentional and direct effort to set learning standards around identity throughout their unit plans and instruction. While the African American students were feeling marginalized in...

NEA Poll: Low Online Attendance, Equity Top Educators’ Concerns

With school buildings closed across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new poll shows educators and their students face significant challenges in making the difficult transition to distance learning. The poll, which surveyed 1,936 National Education Association members, shows the complexity of teaching students with disabilities, providing the same level of education to all students, and higher...

New Toolkit Aims to Ensure English Learner Progress is Visible

In response to renewed calls to strengthen programs for English Learners, the Center for Equity for English Learners at Loyola Marymount University and Californians Together have created a set of resources to support educators and community members to ensure schools’ efforts to serve English Learners (EL) are not only comprehensive but also visible. The resources respond to previous reports...

Brown Can’t Retire at 65

School segregation increasing as we mark 65th anniversary of Brown v Board of Education As the nation marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark Brown v Board of Education ruling declaring segregation in public schools unconstitutional, the UCLA Civil Rights Project has published new research on school enrollment patterns and increasing segregation in the nation’s schools. Harming our Common Future: America’s Segregated Schools 65 Years After...
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