Educational Equity and Inclusion


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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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 | August 10, 2020

Nothing can be changed until it is faced
by Adonai Mack | June 15, 2020

Learning & Networking

Learning & Networking Opportunities


Racial Healing and Allyship Workshops

Session 1: Tue, Aug 3, 2021 3:00 – 5:00 pm PDT
Session 2: Tue, Aug 10, 2021 3:00 – 5:00 pm PDT

Session 3: Tue, Aug 17, 2021 3:00 – 5:00 pm PDT
Session 4: Tue, Aug 24, 2021 3:00 – 5:00 pm PDT

Presenters Tovi Scruggs-Hussein, Sally Albright Green and Grace Helms Kotre investigate how racism operates in us and through us. Explore the systemic nature of racial oppression and develop racial literacy for more effective engagement on this difficult topic. We will incorporate readings from leading racial justice advocates.

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Equity Workshops with EdConnective

This ACSA exclusive webinar series will be provided to ACSA members free of charge. All are areas of expertise held by EdConnective and intended for the benefit of ACSA members.

Facilitating Virtual PD | Best Practices

Many administrators have communicated frustration in being able to effectively conduct professional development virtually. In fact, delivering virtual PD is core to what EdConnective does daily, so why not share our perspective with clients and allow them to learn from one another as well?

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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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