The National Center for Urban School Transformation’s (NCUST) Educational Equity and Excellence Audits provide an in-depth assessment of school culture, curricula, and instruction based on on-site observations and interviews with students, parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators. We examine the elements that could contribute to a comprehensive system for ensuring educational success for all students. The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Equity Department is a valued NCUST partner in the facilitation of the audit process.
The purpose of this self-reflection tool is for leaders (teachers, counselors, administrators, board members, etc.) to assess their current reality in their equity leadership. Through this reflective process, leaders are able to identify strengths and areas to target for professional growth and goal-setting.
SDCOE’s Plan for Improving Educational Equity (Equity Plan) provides an action-oriented, results-driven approach for advancing learning for students in San Diego County by providing high-quality services to districts, school communities, charter organizations and partners. The Equity Plan includes a broad range of work both internally – within and across SDCOE divisions - and externally with district, school, and community partners.
This quarterly research brief brings equity research to practice through a practitioner lens. With the goal of supporting, extending, and expanding the collaborative, statewide equity work, it will focus on the practices that make the greatest impact for California’s most vulnerable youth. The brief discusses timely implications of the research for application in classrooms, schools, and districts and provides reflection questions and resources for teachers and administrators to use during grade or department-level collaborative conversations.
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10 commitments are actions state chiefs, or education leaders, can take
to create a more equitable education system in their state. This
framework does not catalog every opportunity to advance equity but
highlights those on which state and education leaders can focus their
School leaders play an essential role in shaping school cultures, aligning parents and educators around shared goals, and ultimately, influencing student achievement. This
framework is focused on the improvement of school leadership at all
levels through high leverage leadership practices applied through a systems-thinking model.
SDCOE Systems Leadership Framework was developed from a synthesis of
seminal research around learning organizations, organizational health
and performance, and high leverage, evidenced-based leadership practices
that are linked to the improvement of professional practice and
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