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Education Equity

How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.

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    Teachers can promote cultural literacy in the classroom by honoring the contributions of people from a wide spectrum of traditions.
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    Getting Started With Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Understanding students’ lives can help teachers foster a sense of belonging and ensure that all students feel respected and challenged.
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    By prioritizing communication with families at the start of the school year, educators can foster strong parent engagement, break down barriers, and provide support for all students.
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    Teachers shaken by recent events and wondering how to work for change in our society and schools can start with these lesson plans, videos, and other resources.
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    Promoting relationships and a positive mindset toward learning has a bigger impact on students’ long-term success than raising test scores, new research shows.
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