Advancing Racial Equity in Education

All students deserve an excellent education. In order to ensure that every student has access to a high quality school experience, systems of education must be equitable.

How to Achieve Equity in Education

Our Approach

We partner with districts and schools to apply foundational principles that will result in equitable practices. We do this by activating anti-racist policies and actions, focusing on both systems and self, to ensure all students are successful.


Awareness: Learn the history of systemic racism in this country and develop a common understanding of key terms that will leverage the ability to act

Examine: Interrogate internal belief systems and understand and acknowledge internal bias and how biases impact daily actions

Acknowledge: Evaluate and assess the equity of current policies, practices and daily interactions

Action: With current knowledge base, shift policies, practices and interactions



Analysis: Understand data and trends taking into account demographics, academics and behaviors

Instruction: Teach educational equity as a framework that provides every student the same access to opportunities, resources, and educational rigor

Curriculum: Design, implement, monitor and evaluate to ensure culturally relevant, diverse and inclusive content


Systems & Processes

Strategic: Adjust mission & vision

Human Resources: Evaluate hiring, employee handbook

Community: Improve Engagement and involvement

Professional Development: Develop appropriate onboarding and ongoing practices


Kickboard’s Equity Professional Services

District / School Equity Audit
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District / School Administrator Training
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Teacher Training
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Racism Prevention with Kickboard + Overcoming Racism


The partnership between Overcoming Racism and Kickboard combines over twenty years of experience leading successful PBIS and race and equity initiatives in schools. Matthew Kincaid, the founder of Overcoming Racism, has been leading anti-racism work since 2004.

Together, Overcoming Racism and Kickboard are the education community’s top resource for:
  • Establishing Systemic Equity and Practices
  • Centering​ ​students’​ ​education​ ​in​ ​their​ ​cultural​ ​identity
  • Maximizing culturally responsive instruction & leadership to transform educational opportunities, access and outcomes for every student


  • Ensuring equity by recognizing, respecting, and attending to the diverse strengths and challenges of the students
  • Increasing & improving cultural awareness of all teachers, administrators and staff
  • Reducing suspension rates, increasing​ ​student​ ​happiness,​ ​and​ ​improving ​schools’​ ​academic​ ​performance

Proven Results

For over 15 years, Overcoming Racism has collaborated​ ​with​ ​educators​ ​across​ ​twelve​ ​districts​ ​and​ ​over​ ​100​ ​schools. When​ ​implemented​ ​with​ ​fidelity,​ ​Overcoming​ ​Racism’s​ ​program​ ​has​ ​been​ ​proven​ ​to​ ​reduce suspensions,​ ​increase​ ​student​ ​happiness,​ ​and​ ​improve​ ​academic​ ​performance.