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Equitable Access Toolkit

Equitable Access Toolkit

(Published 2014)  |  Every student deserves teachers and principals who can help them achieve their potential. Yet students from low-income families or rural backgrounds, students of color, students with special needs, and English language learners have less access to excellent educators than do other students, which hinders their ability to succeed in school and beyond. To help education leaders ensure that all students receive equitable access to excellent educators, the U.S. Department of Education announced the Excellent Educators for All Initiative, which requires each state, alongside stakeholders, to create a State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators.

Designed expressly to support states in this effort, the Equitable Access Toolkit includes resources and materials to guide state leaders through the most critical aspects of developing these plans—stakeholder engagement, root-cause analysis, and data review. A sample equity plan template is also included, as is a Sample State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators to assist with this process.

Find all these elements at the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders, at:

Also find the individual elements and their supporting documents and tools:

SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information and Resources