Educational Equity means that every student has access to the educational resources and rigor they need at the right moment in their education across race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, sexual orientation, family background, and/or family income, including socioeconomic status.
The Desired State - March 2021 - This newsletter focuses on continuous improvement around reflection. Stakeholders will find a tool that can guide leaders to take a balcony view of the current state of student learning in their system. There is also an accompanying video to reference. All resources are free and can easily be shared with others! Listen to the Audio Version!
ESEA Conference 2020 - Engaging in the Right Work: Building Effective, Efficacious, and Equity Focused Teams - The leadership team sets the culture of the school. The focus on equity cannot be left up to chance, rather it must be the intention of the group. This session provides professionals the tools to dig deeper into the “how” of intentionally building the efficacy of the leadership team. It also provides ways of ensuring teams are engaging in work that is centered around equity. Further, the session focuses on how to intentionally provide psychological safety, the purpose and use of tight participation structures, and asking questions that will bring the science of evidence-based practices into action for teams to monitor implementation.
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The KSDE addresses the Elementary and Secondary Education Act priority of providing comprehensive support and improvement to qualifying schools through sustained coaching within a rigorous and collaborative systems-change process facilitated by the Kansas Learning Network (KLN). In partnership with the Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, KLN coaches work closely with school and district leadership teams to complete a comprehensive needs assessment focusing on root causes, data analysis, risk factors, and expansion of successful elements of the school system. Schools and districts then develop and carry out action plans to modify their infrastructure to improve outcomes for all learners.
The Kansas Learning Network (KLN) is a contract funded by the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) and administered by Southwest Plains Regional Service Center (SWPRSC).