Equity & Access
Equity and access follows schools, frameworks and leaders who put equity at the center of what they do to create a level playing field for all students and remove any implicit bias in the curriculum or way that it’s taught. In a time of highlighted inequities, this is the most important work in education.
Improving Connectivity to Create Powerful Learning Experiences
By: LaShona Dickerson. Lafayette Parish School System is the sixth largest district in Louisiana, and our outdated network made it impossible to provide connectivity for so many. Here is how we addressed our challenge and the lessons we learned along the way.
Smart Review | Tested: An Education Documentary
This documentary follows New York City middle school students as they prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), hoping to be one of the very small group of students admitted to three prestigious specialized NYC high schools.
3 Ways to Connect to Students with Emotional Challenges
By: Jamie Reese. The students I work with at Mountain View Elementary range from kindergarten to third grade, and come to me with emotional challenges ranging from mood disorders to PTSD. Here, I discuss how I help them feel comfortable enough to learn.
10 Strategies Promoting Digital Access and Equity
Tremendous progress has been made in K-12 education over the last 20 years, but challenges remain in developing new personalized learning models. Here are 10 strategies that promote excellence and equity in K-12 schools in the digital learning age.
Making Technology Just and Equitable
The new tech divide is between those who can use new tools to create value in the innovation economy and those who don’t. Here are eight things EdLeaders and policymakers can do to help make technology more just and equitable.
Building Culturally Responsive Classrooms with Digital Content
As I travel across the country working with school leaders in districts big and small, I have found that the question of how to meet the needs of increasingly diverse groups of learners is leading to many sleepless nights. Here are some strategies to help.
Smart List: 50 Organizations Boosting College Access & Success
College access is a pressing issue in education equity. Today, we recognize 50 organizations spreading college awareness, boosting preparation and encouraging completion—with a special focus on low-income and first-generation students.
3 Visions of Truly Inclusive Education
By: Jennifer D. Goldman, Karyn Lewis and Dr. Genevra Walters. In this post, we look at three educators' creative solutions that are making “readiness for all” a reality in their classrooms and libraries.
Early Learning as a Strategy for Achieving Equity
By: Rafael Otto. Far too many children are receiving an outdated education that will leave them behind in a competitive world and reinforce achievement and opportunity gaps. A focus on early learning could change that.
Infographic | Math Success for English Language Learners
By: Heera Kang. Math skills are the top predictor for student success. With language-heavy instructional methods commonplace, how can English Language Learners (ELLs) have the same access to these essential skills?