This introductory NCHE webinar discusses equity within the McKinney-Vento context, including definitions of common equity-related terms, school district considerations, and use of data for program improvement.
Watch Viewing Your McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program Through an Equity Lens.
Students of color and those experiencing homelessness are often overrepresented in school discipline data. This action planning guide from the National Center for Safe Supportive Learning Environments is designed to help educators use data to identify discipline disparities within their systems and build plans to implement strategies for improvement.
Download Addressing the Root Causes of Disparities in School Discipline: An Educator’s Action Planning Guide.
This webpage from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) provides a wide range of tips, tools, strategies, and lessons for K-12 educators, administrators, students, and family members to promote safe, respectful and inclusive learning environments. Resources are grouped into categories such as schoolwide strategies and support, classroom tips and strategies, discussion and activity guides, and more.
Visit the ADL Anti-Bias Tools and Strategies webpage.
Four regional Equity Assistance Centers (EAC) are funded by the U.S. Department of Education under Title IV of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. They provide technical assistance and training in the areas of race, sex, national origin, and religion to public school districts to promote equitable education opportunities.
Visit the EAC website.
View contact information for regional EACs.
The daily experience of racism results in ongoing trauma for students from marginalized populations. This webpage from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides resources that address the intersection of varied cultures and trauma-responsive practice for children and families.
Visit the NCTSN Culture and Trauma Resources webpage.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is committed to advancing equity and excellence in education through social and emotional learning (SEL). This CASEL webpage provides a library of equity-focused resources, including research on SEL frameworks and webinars on advancing equity through SEL.
Visit the CASEL Transformative SEL as a Lever for Equity and Social Justice webpage.
The mission of True Colors United (TCU) is to implement innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people. The TCU learning community provides free, online content such as “Common Ground: LGBTQ Youth Homelessness 101” that users can access at their convenience.
Visit the TCU LGBTQ Youth Homelessness Learning Community webpage.
This collection of resources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides equity in housing resources that may be of interest to school systems when building partnerships with outside organizations and making decisions about where to refer to students from various cultural backgrounds.
Visit the HUD Racial Equity Resources webpage.