Designing for Equity
After years of education system reforms that, at best, tinker at the system’s edges, generations of families and students remain systemically marginalized, underserved, underprepared, and undereducated, COVID-19 has only made starker and more urgent the unfinished work of ensuring that all students receive an excellent education. It is time to do something different.
Also In this Issue
Achieving Racial Justice in PreK-12 EducationBy Denise Forte and John B. King Jr.
Progress is possible. Back to normal is not good enough.
Designing for EquityBy Hal Smith
It takes a whole community to lift up policies and practices that support equity and end those that don't.
Teacher Diversity and Student SuccessBy Constance A. Lindsay
State policymakers should name diversity as a marker of teacher quality.
Equity and English Learners Post-PandemicBy Julie Sugarman and Melissa Lazarín
State leaders should ramp up supports for EL students and their families.
Racial Justice through Expanded ChoiceBy Derrell Bradford
Decoupling where students receive education from where they live is key to undoing the system's racist roots.
Supporting Youth with the Most NeedBy Hailly T.N. Korman
For many, the pandemic has been just one of a host of barriers to a high-quality education.
Engaging Students through Ethnic StudiesBy Woody Exley
California, Connecticut, and Texas broaden their elective offerings.
District of Columbia Embeds Antiracist Lens in Update of Social Studies StandardsBy Alexander Jue and Jessica Sutter
State board tees up a revision process and standards characterized by civic engagement and cultural responsiveness.