Increase diversity in ACSA membership and leadership through intentional recruitment, retention, and outreach efforts.
Increase all members’ awareness of equity and diversity issues that impact historically underserved leaders and students.
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.
Defining Equity Exercise:
- 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.
- Discuss together: If your organization were to articulate a definition of equity, what would it say?
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Continuum of Equity Services
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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.
Watch a 30-minute webinar on post-election success and healing.
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.
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.
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.
A joint project of the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality and The National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI).
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.
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.
Together our efforts must focus on closing the achievement gap in our schools and districts and on ensuring that all students meet standards.
Highlights from ACSA's 2015 Equity and Access Survey include many suggestions for championing educational equity throughout California.
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.