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.  

 

Centering Equity in Educator Professional Learning

Cesur Dagli, Robin G. Jackson, Seena M. Skelton, and Kathleen King Thorius
 
In this newsletter, we discuss ways in which professional learning can be designed and carried out to promote educators’ deep understanding of educational equity and therefore, better situate educators to provide every learner with access to a high-quality education in an inclusive environment, regardless of educational content area. 
 
RELEASE DATE: November 2017
 
By Lois Brown Easton (2008)

 

State Equity Leaders Summit: Leveraging ESSA to Support Equity-Focused School Transformation

Robin G. Jackson, M. Nickie Coomer, Cesur Dagli, Seena M. Skelton, Tiffany S. Kyser, and Kathleen King Thorius
 
This issue of Equity Dispatch spotlights the 2017 Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center’s State Equity Leaders Summit, centering the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The focus is on re-centering the spirit of Civil Rights legislation through leveraging ESSA to support equity-focused school transformation, highlighting the utility of inter-group dialogue towards equitable outcomes for ALL students.
 
RELEASE DATE: September 2017
 
By US Department of Education (2013)

 

The Legacy of Civil Rights in the Every Student Succeeds Act

M. Nickie Coomer, Nick Pearce, Cesur Dagli, Seena M. Skelton, Tiffany S. Kyser, and Kathleen King Thorius
 
This issue of Equity Dispatch examines national education policy as it moves from development to implementation, the impact local actors can have on upholding the original intent of policy, and the ways administrators and educators can critically examine policy implementation in order to ensure equitable opportunities for students. 
 
RELEASE DATE: July 2017
 
By Kate Tarrant, Lori Connors-Tadros, Jana Martella, and Debi Mathias (2015)

 

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.
 
RELEASE DATE: May 2017
 
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)

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