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    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.


    Download “Supporting the African American Learner” here.


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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

Kathryn Edwards, Ph.D.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion