Equity Project

Project Goals

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Membership

Increase diversity in ACSA membership and leadership through intentional recruitment, retention, and outreach efforts.

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Communication

Increase all members’ awareness of equity and diversity issues that impact historically underserved leaders and students.

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Professional Learning

Provide relevant equity leadership training and support for ACSA leaders and members that focuses on building capacity in cultural proficiency as well as all areas of equity and diversity.

Equity Articles

The California Student Aid Commission and the California Department of Education invite ACSA members to participate in the statewide “Race to Submit” campaign to encourage all California high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the California Dream Act Application.
Due to the barriers stemming from stereotypes and implicit biases, leaders of color often need allies to stand shoulder to shoulder in the trenches, being a voice to enlighten others about this journey. Ally-ship is needed to ensure equity for our students.
“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” was the title of the most recent African American Leadership Academy from the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators, continuing its mission to create a more diversified school workforce.

Defining Equity Exercise:

  1. Have everyone take two Post-it notes, and write down an “equitable” and “inequitable” moment in his/her professional and/or personal life, one on each note. Share with your team, listening openly to each person's experience.

  2. Discuss together: If your organization were to articulate a definition of equity, what would it say?

Get Involved!

We would love to share this important work with you, whether you're interested in professional training on cultural proficiency, networking with colleagues, writing articles, participating in Twitter chats or all of the above. Contact us to learn more.


Is your site doing great things?

Submit your successful strategies to Equity and Diversity Executive, Nicole Anderson, at nanderson@acsa.org.

Continuum of Equity Services

More Resources

Summary of Discipline Data for Girls in U.S. Public Schools: An Analysis from the 2013-14 U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Data Collection

Prepared by the National Black Women’s Justice Institute; Misha N. Inniss-Thompson; September 2017.


Webinars

Why attend a webinar? The next best thing to an on-site workshop, ACSA has partnered with Corwin to provide webinars for your opportunity to interact directly with the field’s most influential thought leaders on a range of critical issues. What’s more, they’re free! Invite your entire team for a start-to-finish professional learning experience. Or download the slides post-webinar and share with your colleagues.

Educational Equity Roundtable

Hosted by ACSA Diversity and Equal Access Executive Nicole Anderson, the roundtables are an opportunity for educational leaders to discuss the challenges educators face in addressing critical gaps in supports and mindsets in order to provide equitable schooling.


Equity and Diversity Action Plan

SMART goals and action steps created around focus areas in ACSA's Equity Position Paper, and supported by the ACSA Strategic Plan, aim to move efforts forward on equity and achievement.


Post-Election Success and Healing

Watch a 30-minute webinar on post-election success and healing.

Trauma Informed Practices Presentation

Kelly Rizzi, Director of District and School Support, Shasta COE
As educational leaders strive to close equity gaps and serve all students' needs, they can utilize research such as Trauma Informed Practices to address school culture and climate concerns which often impact student achievement.

BE HER RESOURCE: A Toolkit about School Resource Officers and Girls of Color

A joint project of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and The National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI).


LGBTQ Tools, Networking and Resources

For tools and resources to help administrators better serve their LGBTQ students and staff. Our goal is to connect LGBTQ educational leaders and allies and provide information and resources for the success of LGBTQ educators and the students they serve.

Equity Project Highlights

ACSA’s Equity Project consists of services and products that support members in the area of equity and diversity. Within the Equity Project, the Equity Committee and ACSA Staff have focused on 3 goals: membership, communication, and Professional Learning.


Equity Position Paper

Together our efforts must focus on closing the achievement gap in our schools and districts and on ensuring that all students meet standards.


Equity and Access Survey

Highlights from ACSA's 2015 Equity and Access Survey include many suggestions for championing educational equity throughout California.

Equity Videos

ACSA's Equity Project advocates for a public education system in which all students have equal opportunities to succeed. Find tools and resources you can use and learn from leaders in the field on ACSA's Educational Equity playlist.