Leading for Equity - From Research to Practice – Accelerating Outcomes for Scholars of Color - Part I

September 15, 2020 AASA, The Superintendents Association
Leading for Equity - From Research to Practice – Accelerating Outcomes for Scholars of Color - Part I
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is hosted by AASA, The Superintendents Association.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

Located in the Blackbelt of Alabama, Selma is one of the poorest communities in the region. Despite the history of civil rights and peaceful demonstrations, Selma was also listed as one of the most violent cities in the south. Although many challenges exist, tremendous work is underway to disrupt systemic barriers that negatively impact educational outcomes. Watch Drs. Bren Elliott, educational equity leader and researcher, and Avis Williams, superintendent of Selma City Schools, as they share researched strategies that improve learning outcomes for historically underserved scholars. This two-part series shares six most impactful practices equity-focused districts employ while exploring the specific work being done.

Essential Questions for discussion include:

  • How do school districts communicate a vision for equity?
  • What strategies can school districts implement to establish a culture of high expectation leading to more equitable outcomes?
  • How can school districts ensure the raising of expectations and meeting the needs of all students?
  • How can district leaders build teachers and leaders’ skills, knowledge and capacity to lean into equity work?
  • How can relationships with key stakeholders, such as students, parents, the community and elected officials be leveraged in order to support equity work?

Listeners learn about strategies to address systemic disparities and inequities in order to benefit all students.

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