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Resource roundup: Equity

Resource roundup: Equity

By Maggi Ibis
July 24, 2020

Schools nationwide are prioritizing a commitment to improving equity in the classroom and beyond. These resources from the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) network focus on equity as it relates to opportunity gaps, teacher diversity, culturally responsive practice, social and emotional learning, and remote learning. For more on REL Midwest’s equity work, see this message from our director.

Opportunity gaps

Through the Midwest Achievement Gap Research Alliance, REL Midwest partners with state and local education agencies to narrow opportunity gaps and improve outcomes for Black students. Focused initially on Wisconsin, work has expanded to Illinois, Michigan, and Minnesota, including projects examining the intersection of school discipline, race, and student outcomes.

Teacher diversity and equity

Culturally responsive practice and equity

Social-emotional learning, school discipline, and equity

Remote learning and equity

Ask A REL responses

The RELs have compiled research citations in response to several equity-related questions submitted to the Ask A REL reference desk:

See also REL Midwest’s resource roundup on equitable school discipline.

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Maggi Ibis

Research Associate | REL Midwest


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