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Equity and Access

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Equity and Access team provides the servicessupports, and tools for K-12 district leaders, school leaders, counselors, and teachers to ensure every student has access to the most rigorous coursework. We provide research, data, and best practices in closing the opportunity gap and ensuring college and career readiness for all students, including underrepresented groups.​​​​ Check the Quick Links box to the right for upcoming equity events or scroll down for more information. 

Upcoming Events

Equity Symposium 2018

Equity Symposium 2018 Register Today

The Equity Symposium will be Sept. 27 and 28 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. 

The Equity Symposium is an annual, two-day professional learning event for school and district leaders, teachers, and counselors to be inspired and equipped with tools to strengthen and support their district and school practices.  

Participants will deepen their understanding and ability to lead universal design for learning, engage in difficult equity conversations, and apply practices around school culture and morale when working in challenging situations and with diverse stakeholders.

This year, author Zaretta Hammond will kickoff the event with a keynote speech on the tenets of her book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

Hammond and several other featured speakers will then lead 90-minute expert learning sessions. Some of the speakers include Horacio Sanchez on school climate, Dr. Loui Lord Nelson on universal design for learning, and Dr. Nancy Dome on culturally competent learning environments. 

Inspirational speaker Michael Hingson, a 9/11 survivor, will chronicle his experience fleeing down 78 flights of stairs with his seeing eye dog.

Register now for the Equity Symposium and connect with others passionate about programs, environments, and practices that promote student success.

Middle School - College and Career Readiness: Passion, Purpose, Potential and Pathways

How do we ensure that each and every student is prepared for success after middle school? What does it mean for students to be prepared for career and college, and what is our role as middle school teachers, counselors, administrators and staff in this process?

The Middle School Career and College Preparation series is a three-day professional learning opportunity for middle school and district staff to engage in critical discourse about these questions. You will deepen your knowledge of research-based best practice, and explore how to use these to ensure individual and organizational practices result in each student being prepared for success in high school, college and career.


  • Sept. 5
  • Oct. 26
  • Dec. 4

      North County Regional Education Center
      255 Pico Avenue
      San Marco, CA 92069


  • Three-day individual registration: $200
  • Three-day group of three registration: $500 ($125 for each additional person beyond three attendees)

Registration is now open. Space is limited.

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Excellence in Equity Leadership

Gain strategies for your district and school leaders, teachers, and counselors to make equity a reality in your district or school.  Build leadership excellence and capacity to lead for equity across systems, and foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment for each and every student and student group. Check back for new dates. 

School Counselor Events

For information for school counselors, please visit our School Counselor Network page. 


Opportunity Gap A​​nalysis 

​​Ensure every high school student has equitable access to UC/CSU A-G courses and success in rigorous classes with the Equity and Access team through an Opportunity Gap Analysis​. ​

Contact Erin Richison​ to begin your transcript analysis process with our Business Intelligence Data Dashboard. ​​​

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