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Equity, School Culture and Cultural Competence

In order to achieve an equitable and inclusive education system, we must identify, address, and eliminate the biases and barriers that cripple our students' cognitive and social development.

Educational equity is becoming a crucial goal for all districts.

Educational equity is when educational practices, policies, supports, curricula, school resources, and school cultures are such that all students have access to, participate and make progress in high quality learning experiences in order to reach academic success and positive outcomes regardless of race, SES, gender, dis/ability, religion, or other characteristics -Fraser, 1998: Great Lakes Equity Center, 2012.

Excellence with equity is an intentional act.

Professional Development

Equity, School Culture, and Competence Support

Equity, School Culture and Cultural Competence support is provided on three levels: district, school, and classroom through coaching, facilitation, and professional learning offerings.


  • Developing Equitable Systems
  • Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity (SEED)
  • Developing Critical Cultural Competence
  • District Equity Leadership Team Development


  • Developing & Sustaining Effective Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Developing Building Equity Leadership Teams (BELT)
  • Developing Culturally Responsive & Inclusive Schools & Classrooms


  • Culturally Responsive Instruction (Level 1 & Level 2)
  • Reaching & Teaching Students of Poverty
  • Academically & Socially Support African-American Males
  • A Call to Action:  African American Girls in Crisis