Educational Equity and Inclusion

Overview

Since its inception in 1971, ACSA has prioritized its commitment to equity and equitable outcomes for students and school leaders.

As the association celebrates its 50th anniversary, ACSA applies an equity-focused lens on policies and continues to advocate for equity-focused policies and practices that engage all student groups to fulfill their highest potential, and empower underserved and underrepresented groups with additional resources.


Upcoming Events

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Equity Corner

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The impact of Ethnic Studies: Critical hope and radical healing
by Tracie Noriega | Oct. 18, 2021

Time to address the trauma caused by racism
by Adonai Mack | July 12, 2021

Celebrate Pride and support our LGBTQ+ students
Michael Tapia and Adonai Mack | May 17, 2021

Yes, you are privileged. Time to acknowledge your entitlements
by Adonai Mack | Aug. 10, 2020


Learning & Networking

Learning & Networking Opportunities

Events

Equity Institute

April 28-29 | Pasadena, CA

Innovation. Inclusion. Empowerment. Join the Association of California School on April 28 & 29 for two days of workshops, discussions and learning moments designed specifically for teams of principals and teachers, parent leaders, counselors and central office administrators to deepen their explorations of how these pathways can lead us closer to our goals in pursuit of educational equity.

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Lead with Pride Summit

May 4-6, 2022 | Seabird Resort, Oceanside, CA

This first-ever conference for LGBTQIA+ school leaders and collaborators has the goal of empowering California administrators to create safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQIA+ students and staff. Watch for more information on this inaugural event.

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Online Learning Courses

ACSA's Online Learning Center offers on-demand and flexible learning opportunities on relevant equity and inclusion topics.

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Key Remote Teaching Proficiencies from the Administrator’s Perspective

One of the biggest challenges for administrators has been knowing how to support teachers in delivery of remote instruction. In this workshop, ACSA members will get practical tips for helping teachers master key remote teaching proficiencies to minimize student learning loss. Topics include:

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Resources

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Additional Resources & Links

http://regions.acsa.org/13/lgbtq-network/

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.


Educational Equity Videos


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).


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.

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.


Summary of Discipline Data for Girls in U.S. Public Schools

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


Equity & Inclusion