Equity Dispatch Monthly Newsletter
Equity Dispatch is a themed monthly newsletter that provides a variety of resources and examples related to equity which educators can apply in their everyday practice.  


Reexamining Workforce Diversity: Authentic Representations of Difference 

Robin G. Jackson, M. Nickie Coomer, Cesur Dagli, Seena M. Skelton, Tiffany S. Kyser, and Kathleen King Thorius
This issue of Equity Dispatchseeks to interrogate and redefine what it should mean to have a diverse workforce, specifically at the district level. When we begin to recognize the importance of holistic representations of difference, we can begin to shift the culture of our districts in equitable and inclusive ways.
By Saba Bireda and Robin Chait (2011)


Reframing the Achievement Gap: Ensuring All Students Benefit from Equitable Access to Learning 

M. Nickie Coomer, Robin G. Jackson, Tiffany S. Kyser, Seena M. Skelton, and Kathleen King Thorius
In this issue of Equity Dispatch, we rethink how the “achievement gap” is conceptualized. We can begin moving away from describing the achievement gap as a persistent disparity of educational measures between groups of students defined by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status (SES) and gender (Hidden Curriculum, 2014), to understanding it as the outcome of historical and intergenerational marginalization of students of color and students living in disinvested communities.
RELEASE DATE: April 2017
By Jennifer King Rice (2015)


Ensuring All Students Succeed, Equity at the School Level

Seena M. Skelton, M. Nickie Coomer, Robin G. Jackson, Tiffany S. Kyser, and Kathleen King Thorius
This edition of Equity Dispatch welcomes subscribers to the Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center). This newsletter introduces readers to the characteristics and benefits of equity-focused technical assistance. It also provides a broad overview of the MAP Center and the center services. 
RELEASE DATE: March 2017
By Gary Orfield, Erica Frankenberg, Jongyeon Ee, and John Kuscera (2014)