Technical Assistance

 

The Equity in Education Coalition provides Technical Assistance to decision-makers, legislators and state agencies to support shifting the educational systems and institutions to be equitable, inclusive of families and communities, as well as welcoming and respectful of the assets that diverse communities have and bring. The Equity in Education Coalition can help guide engagement and academic improvement strategies in many ways.

The Equity in Education Coalition can provide

  1. Analyzing data jointly with districts and Community Based Organizations, setting meeting norms, providing guiding questions around which other partners should be “at the table”;
  2. Creating a culturally anchored curricula in school buildings;
  3. Cross-cultural awareness and responsiveness trainings;
  4. Tailoring approaches to the needs of individual school districts as well as the local communities and community based organizations;
  5. Facilitating community and parent involvement and voice;
  6. Engaging and facilitating student voice so that school districts can create a culture of forming community partnerships;
  7. Assist school districts in developing planning teams that include culturally and linguistically diverse families, students, and community liaisons;
  8. Facilitate meetings between Community Based Organization’s and school partners to set realistic goals, measure success (including both academic and non-academic measures) while ensuring racial and social equity through the use of Racial Equity Toolkits;
  9. Assist school districts and community based organizations identify dual-capacity building strategies that increase parents’ leadership ability to support their child’s learning both at home and at their child’s school as well as strengthen school staff/leadership’s ability to engage parents more authentically in reaching academic goals;
  10. Budget development: including equitable budgets for CBOs through targeted and intentional conversations that include school district needs and CBOs capacity
  11. Producing documents and tools that can be used in ongoing work that are available to CBO’s, parents, students and community members in multiple languages;
  12. Education on power dynamics between districts and CBOs;