Equity, Access and Curriculum Support Unit

Welcome to the Equity, Access and Curriculum Support Unit (EACSU)


The EACSU provides professional development services to support Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in providing equitable access to educational opportunities for all learners. Offerings include equity leadership workshops and virtual meetings, customized site-based equity leadership support and other capacity-building opportunities.

EACSU provides countywide coordination of the California Distinguished Schools Program and serves as liaison to LEAs and parents for information on Gifted and Talented Education Programs (GATE). EACSU also conducts applied research and program evaluation studies through its technical capabilities.

Contact Kathryn Edwards, Ph.D., Coordinator III, at edwards_kathryn@lacoe.edu

For information on CAASPP and other assessment tools and resources, please click here.
California Distinguished Schools Program
California Distinguished Schools ProgramCalifornia Distinguished Schools Program
The Program honors some of California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Information or application assistance, contact Dr. Kathryn Edwards at Edwards_kathryn@lacoe.edu ...Read more
Gifted and Talented Education
The GATE program provides funding for local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop unique education opportunities for students who have been identified as gifted and talented. The LACOE liaison is Kathryn Edwards....Read more
National Association for Gifted Children
Resources for districts, teachers, and parents...Read more