Social Justice & Equity
The Center is committed to helping districts, schools, and teachers meet the needs of all students. That challenge remains complex and difficult, and while progress has been made, school systems and individuals continue to struggle with understanding their own and systemic biases that contribute to inequity and significant achievement gaps.
Equity is achieved when student outcomes are not predicted by gender, race ethnicity, class, or special needs, and where all students reach a level of efficacy and competence that supports a rewarding and productive life. This requires eliminating the inequities that contribute to disproportionate learning and achievement by students of certain social groups, while ensuring that all students are prepared for a productive and meaningful life.
Equity and social justice are at the core of our organizational mission. The Center partners with districts to:
- Build capacity of district leaders to lead for equity, including being able to competently facilitate and lead dialogue regarding race.
- Analyze district data and evidence to diagnose systemic contributors to inequity and develop strategies to address equity gaps.
- Conduct equity audits to identify systemic contributors to inequity.
- Coordinate, present, and participate in forums utilizing multi-media experiences to explore and examine equity, surface biases, and conduct/lead bold conversations about race, poverty, and privilege.