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ERIC Number: EJ894673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Equitable Education
Richardson, Judy
Principal Leadership, v10 n7 p68-71 Mar 2010
Many educators believe that closing the achievement gap can only be done by addressing the academic and social inequalities that exist in schools. Because U.S. schools are enriched by an increasingly diverse staff and student body and are challenged to provide a world-class education for each student, the author states that it is time to ask one's self, one's leadership team, and one's staff, "How equitably does this school serve each student?" The author suggests that one must begin the conversation in the school community about equal opportunities for academic success for each student. "Breaking Ranks II" and "Breaking Ranks in the Middle" provide self-assessment tools and a collaborative process that can support focused conversations about what one has versus what one wants. The "Breaking Ranks" framework can be used to evaluate educational equity in school. Closing the achievement gap and increasing academic achievement means addressing four main areas as a staff. In this article, the author describes these four areas: (1) equity of opportunity; (2) access to valued knowledge; (3) teacher quality; and (4) discipline and rewards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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