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.

Whitepaper
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.

Educators

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

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Students

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

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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

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Kickboard’s Equity Professional Services

District / School Equity Audit
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Equity and Antiracism Audit blank
District / School Administrator Training
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Teacher Training
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The partnership between Kickboard & HREC

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Sean Haley, the founder of Haley Responsive Education Corporation (HREC), has provided research-based school improvement and refinement services in districts and schools for over 13 years.

Together, HREC and Kickboard are the education community’s top resource for:
  • Leadership development, systems alignment, strategic planning, results-centered coaching, community engagement, partnership development, talent development, and training and support focused on promoting equity and antiracism
  • Audits used as an integral component of visioning and improvement planning in various settings, including services provided in traditional public and charter school districts
  • Lesson design days that embed culturally responsiveness
  • Purposeful and culturally responsive community engagement strategies

The partnership between Kickboard & ARC

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LaTisha Vaughn and Quenetta Goff White are the founders of Anti-Racist Course for Educators (ARCE). Combined they have over 50 years of experience working in schools and districts.

Together, ARC and Kickboard are the education community’s top resource for:
  • Online offerings specifically for teachers that drill down to the practical application of skills that are needed for teachers to educate in an anti-racist manner.
  • Addressing mindsets of educators in addition to taking action and making concrete changes in teaching. 
  • Connecting the history of race in America to the individual educator, examining personal beliefs and acknowledging bias.
  • Accessible information to ensure teachers learn, grow, and take action to change.

The partnership between Kickboard and OR

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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. 

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