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Promising practices advance education equity commitments

Source: “States Leading for Equity: Promising Practices Advancing the Equity Commitments,” 2018;  The Council of Chief State School Officers, America’s Promise Alliance  and The Aspen Institute; DAmag.me/ccsso
Source: “States Leading for Equity: Promising Practices Advancing the Equity Commitments,” 2018; The Council of Chief State School Officers, America’s Promise Alliance and The Aspen Institute; DAmag.me/ccsso

In 2016, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Aspen Institute gathered state education leaders, advocates and civil rights leaders to develop actions to support education equity.

A year later, 10 general equity-boosting practices have emerged from across the U.S. 

Goal 1: Prioritize equity

In practice: Set and communicate an equity vision and measurable targets

Goal 2: Start from within

In practice: Focus on the state education agency

Goal 3: Measure what matters

In practice: Create accountability for equity

Goal 4: Go local

In practice: Engage local education agencies and provide tailored and differentiated support

Goal 5: Follow the money

In practice: Allocate resources to achieve fiscal equity

Goal 6: Start early

In practice: Invest in the youngest learners

Goal 7: Engage more deeply

In practice: Monitor equitable implementation of state standards and assessments

Goal 8: Value people

In practice: Focus on teachers and leaders

Goal 9: Improve conditions for learning

In practice: Focus on school culture, climate and social-emotional development

Goal 10: Empower student options

In practice: Ensure families have access to high-quality education options that align to community needs