We value and believe that every student, regardless of race, culture, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, family income, or zip code deserves to have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for a meaningful career, post-secondary learning, and engaged citizenship. Yet, we know that many of our students lag behind.
For decades, African American students have demonstrated lower performance on most measures of academic achievement and attainment; however, they have received little targeted and meaningful support. We seek to change that dynamic and provide schools and districts with relevant research, resources and promising practices that can enable them to make a significant impact on the lives and futures of African American students.
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Agenda for California: An African-American Perspective
Beyond the Schoolhouse Policy Report (Executive Summary) - UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools
Beyond the Schoolhouse Policy Report - UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools
Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected - Center for Intersectionality & Social Policy Institute
Black Minds Matter - Education Trust, West
Blueprint for Action - Riverside County Office of Education
Equity in Action Report - California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA)
Equity in Action: A Real-Time Look at What's Working in California Schools - California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE)
When They Teach Us - San Diego Public Schools
Teaching and Learning/Opportunity Gaps
Addressing the African American Achievement Gap – National Association for the Education of Young Children, Bowman, Comer, Johnson (NAEYC)
Closing the Gap: Creating Equity in the Classroom – Hanover Research
Education Week Spotlight: Equity – Education Week
The Black Male Achievement Gap: Strategies for Intervention – St. Paul University
Evidence-Supported Interventions Associated with Black Students' Educational Outcomes – Regional Educational Lab Midwest
Examples of Engaging Instruction to Increase Equity in Education - PBIS
Learning Styles of African American Students: Instructional Implications – Janice Allen Hale
Who’s to Blame for the Black/White Achievement Gap? – Christina Samuel
Opening the Dialogue: Using Culture as a Tool in Teaching Young African American Children - Debbie Diller , The Reading Teacher (fee based)
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Black Students of California United
California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA)
California Association of Black School Educations (CABSE)
Children’s Defense Fund
Council of Great City Schools
Education Trust - West
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)
National Black Child Development Institute
National Urban League
National Youth Alliance for Boys and Men of Color
Supporting Black Students’ Excellence: Connecting Research to Practice
Teach Us All - A Documentary & Curriculum
The Power of the Black Experience in the Classroom - Dr. Keith Mayes
Why Black Girls are Targeted for Punishment at School and How to Change That.
Kathryn Edwards, Ph.D.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion