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Hamann, Edmund; Perez, William; Gallo, Sarah; Zúñiga, Victor – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
The purpose of this brief is to examine the biases associated with the term "immigrant" and the challenges educators may experience when students are engaged in bi-national education. As the current administration's immigration policies are enacted, many students who have been educated in the United States may soon transition into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Responsibility, Immigrants, Global Education
Diem, Sarah; Pinto, Ransford – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
The purpose of this Equity Brief is to examine the ongoing need for Local Education Agencies to work in conjunction with community stakeholders to develop comprehensive strategies to increase racial and socioeconomic diversity in schools. Research indicates that all students benefit from learning within racially and socioeconomically diverse…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Background, Public Schools, Racial Integration, Social Integration
Morton, Crystal – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
When schools engage parents and caregivers as authentic partners in children's learning they begin to break down traditional barriers that have existed between home and school. Parents and caregivers from historically marginalized groups have expressed feeling unwelcome, disrespected, and devalued at school. Although many are involved in the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Success, Reflection, Parent Attitudes
Sullivan, Amanda L.; Weeks, Mollie; Simonson, Gregory – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
The purpose of this Equity Brief is to highlight the importance of supporting refugee students in the classroom. Educators must be Culturally Competent and aware of their students social, emotional, and academic needs. Understanding the values, norms, funds of knowledge, and lived experiences of all historically marginalized students is important…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Student Needs, Foreign Countries
Blackburn, Mollie; Miller, Mary Catherine – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
The purpose of this Brief is to gain a better understanding of the barriers experienced by students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) and the need to ensure authentically represented within the curriculum, and to create a safe and inclusive learning environment. Data shows that students who identify…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Homosexuality, Equal Education, Inclusion
Weeks, Mollie; Sullivan, Amanda L.; Simonson, Greg – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
This brief provides an overview of global refugees, the frequent trauma many experience and the treatment some receive as a result. The psychological symptoms experienced by student refuges may include but, are not limited to: sadness, anxiety, fear, and reduced concentration. Over half of all refugees are school age youth and these youths may…
Descriptors: Refugees, Student Needs, Social Development, Emotional Development
Nguyen, David H. K. – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
The purpose of this Equity Brief is to provide some guidance for educators with regard to the challenges around supporting undocumented students in the midst of uncertain times and continued concerns surrounding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Many youth in the DACA Program have made the United States their home and have lived in…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Preschool Education
Paris, Django – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
The purpose of this brief is to raise awareness about culturally sustaining pedagogies as well as the policies, practices, and procedures that curricularized racist and inequitable policies. These policies are often embedded in the language, materials, and instructional patterns within education which advantage some groups of students while…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Racial Bias, Equal Education, Educational Policy
Gonzalez, Taucia; Love, Larry D.; Johnson, Mary L.; Picón, Ninoska; Velázquez, Josué – Equity Assistance Center Region III, Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, 2017
This Equity Brief focuses on disrupting the dominant narratives around inclusion by asking the question, "Whose Voice Matters" in creating inclusive schools. Ensuring that youth from historically marginalized groups have leadership opportunities and have their voices heard is one way to support and empower them. Supporting students of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Youth Opportunities, Disadvantaged Youth, Youth Leaders