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Equity IS Education

Event Details

June 12, 2019

Equity IS Education

Dr. Rosa Perez-Isiah, Director of Elementary, Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, CA (@RosaIsiah)
Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, Alliance for Excellent Education (@thomascmurray)

On June 12, 2019, Future Ready Schools® held a webinar on equity in our educational system and closing opportunity gaps in education.  These are epic topics throughout the nation. We recognize the issues and feel a sense of urgency.

Many school communities are attempting to address these issues, but are addressing them in isolation. What we often fail to realize is that equity is education. If we want to close opportunity gaps for students, especially for marginalized groups, we must understand that these two issues are inseparable.

This webinar highlighted the need to change our mindset and practices on these two issues. Dr. Perez-Isiah highlighted effective approaches that can help merge the topics of equity and gaps in teaching and learning. Let’s move from achievement “gap-gazing” to achievement gap-closing in our school communities.

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Future Ready Schools® is a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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