School Equity and Access

  1. CRRE Quality Indicators -- Guide to Culturally Relevant and Responsive Education
  2. Ensuring Equity, Access, and Quality In 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  3. Equity of Access: Igniting a Passion for Change
  4. Leveling the Playing Field: An Urban School System Examines Equity in Access to Mathematics Curriculum
  5. Discarding the Deficit Model -- Ambiguity and subjectivity contribute to the disproportionate placement of minorities in special education.
  6. Research Link / What Promotes Racial and Ethnic Tolerance?
  7. Greater Expectations: Teaching Academic Literacy to Underrepresented Students -- Online book. Forming the book's foundations are the ideas of família and cariño, or family and caring. The first, família, asserts the importance of establishing a sense of community among adolescents and tapping into student culture—ethnicity, music, sports, neighborhood and so on in the language arts classroom.
  8. Students at Risk -- Learning Disabilities, Behavioral Disorders, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Giftedness, Developmental Disability, and Low-Incidence Disabilities
  9. UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, & Access -- Small Schools as Multiple Pathways to College, Career, and Civic Participation: Can they Balance the Individual and Collective Aims of Schooling?
  10. Web Wonders / Creating Caring Schools
  11. Special Report / Racial Inequities in Special Education -- Minority students are overrepresented in the public school special education population.
  12. Profoundly Multicultural Questions -- We must address the deeply ingrained inequities of today's schools by asking difficult questions related to equity and access.
  13. National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
  14. Closing the Gap: How Northwest Schools Are Raising Minority Achievement
  15. The Fourth R: Responsibility -- Ensuring Educational Excellence Through Equity and Effective School Practices
  16. Teaching Every Student in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning -- Described in this free on-line book, UDL addresses each learner’s unique needs, background and interests by supporting customized methods, materials, and assessments.
  17. Cultural Diversity -- Many valuable links!
  18. Access to Education -- 10498 Eric Studies
  19. The Changing Face of the Classroom
  20. Barriers to Equity in Access AP Access
  21. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY On-site Review Checklist
  22. Equity and Access for Students: Yes! We Can Really Do This! Expectations Do Matter -- A very informative PowerPoint Presentation
  23. Breaking Barriers To Close the Gap
  24. Resources for Culturally Responsive Teaching -- Interesting collection of studies
  25. Culturally Responsive Practices for Student Success
  26. Reaching All Students: Resource Book -- from the University of Wisconsin
  27. Diversity Resources: Web Links
  28. You're Asian, How Could You Fail Math? -- How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers-and How You Can Too
  29. Strategies and Resources for Mainstream Teachers of English Language Learners
  30. Understanding Differentiated Instruction
  31. The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners
  32. Web Wonders / Differentiation in the Classroom
  33. Reconcilable Differences? Standards-Based Teaching and Differentiation -- Standards-based instruction and differentiated learning can be compatible approaches in today's classrooms.
  34. Baby Steps: A Beginner's Guide -- The journey to a differentiated classroom starts with small steps.
  35. Closing the Achievement Gap -- To increase the achievement levels of minority and low-income students, we need to focus on what really matters: high standards, a challenging curriculum, and good teachers.
  36. Web Wonders: Centering on Equity -- Here are resources for "Reaching for Equity."
  37. Web Wonders / High Expectations for Every Student -- How can educators ensure that all students excel? Establishing high expectations, making schools smaller, and developing teaching strategies and programs to respond to the needs of diverse learners are some of the answers. Here are Web sites that can help you explore these approaches.
  38. A Different Mirror: A Conversation with Ronald Takaki -- How can education reflect all voices in our history? Can multiculturalism reunite our fragmented society? Educator and historian Ronald Takaki discusses the power of a curriculum that mirrors many ethnic perspectives.
  39. Bridging Cultures with Classroom Strategies -- Teachers who understand both the collectivistic value system of Latino culture and the individualistic culture of U.S. schools can use practices that honor both home and school.
  40. Bring in "Da Noise": Race, Sports, and the Role of Schools -- All too often, African American boys perceive that they should succeed in sports, not in classrooms. Educators have the potential to reverse this perception.
  41. Can Education Reduce Social Inequity? -- Students in many U.S. schools have achieved unparalleled success through research-based programs like the Abecedarian Project, Success for All, and Reading Recovery. The equity gap does not have to exist.
  42. Who Graduates? Who Doesn’t?
  43. YOUTH AT THE CROSSROADS: Facing High School and Beyond
  44. High Schools That Work: An Enhanced Design to Get All Students to Standards -- An effort-based school improvement initiative founded on the conviction that most students can master rigorous academic and career/technical studies if school leaders and teachers create an environment that motivates students to make the effort to succeed
  45. Internet Mathematics Library Search Results on Equity -- 60 items found
  46. Assessment in ESL & Bilingual Education
  47. Maximizing Equity and Access in Test Construction
  48. Diversity and Equity—Developmental Guidelines
  49. The Campaign for High School Equity -- English Language Learners in NCLB: A Civil Rights Imperative
  50. How the Students' Culture Affects Their Behavior
  51. Community Based Instruction
  52. Community Based Instruction Skills -- Very valuable for all curricular areas
  53. Make Inclusion and Mainstreaming Work
  54. Science Education for Hispanics
  55. SDAIE Strategies -- Adaptations for Second-Language students
  56. Teaching for Inclusion -- At the University of North Carolina
  57. Teaching From a Hispanic Perspective
  58. Teaching Black Students: Best Practices
  59. Teaching Teachers How to Connect With Urban Students
  60. Close the gap by teaching social skills
  61. Eric 8498 results on Teaching Black Students
  62. BROWN V. BOARD: Where Are We Now? -- Fifty years after the historic ruling, American schools are resegregating
  63. Global Awareness
  64. Making Inclusion Work (Special Ed)
  65. In-Sites for Teaching English Language Learners
  66. Gifted and Talented Education


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