- Response to Atlanta shootings that killed eight people -- six of them Asian women (3/19/21)
- Standing in solidarity with our communities of color (6/2/20)
- Head, Heart, Hands ... We Are *All In* (6/15/20)
- Talking to Kids About George Floyd (Childmind Institute)
- How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism (Parent Toolkit)
- Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five (Zero to Three)
- Countering COVID-19 Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers (National Association of School Psychologists)
21-Day Equity Challenge
Completed in 2020, the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge was an optional activity open to high school students and adult community members.
Leading with Racial Equity
Equity Initiative goals
- Ensuring safe environments for our students (physically, socially, emotionally)
- Responding to incidents of hate and bias in a clear, consistent manner
- Ensuring equitable access to education and addressing barriers of racism and bias that would preclude this
- Continuing to identify barriers to equitable access to education, including examples of racism, institutional and structural racism, and individual bias.
Why lead with race
- Race Matters. Almost every indicator of well-being shows troubling disparities/disproportionalities by race.
- Disparities are often created and maintained inadvertently through policies and practices that contain barriers to opportunity
- It’s possible-- and only possible-- to close equity gaps by using strategies determined through an intentional focus on race
- If opportunities in all key areas of well-being are equitable, then equitable results will follow
- Given the right message, analysis, and tools, people will work toward racial equity
Racial equity is
- Removing the predictability of success and failure that currently correlates with race or any social/cultural factor.
- Interrupting inequitable practices, examining biases, and creating inclusive school environments for all students, especially our historically marginalized ones.
- Discovering and cultivating the unique gifts, talents and interests that every human possesses, especially our historically marginalized ones.
Racial equity in education
Definition: Raising the achievement of all students while narrowing the gap between the highest and lowest performing students and eliminating the racial predictability and disproportionality of which student groups occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories.