Grounded in our mission is the charge to support anti-racist leadership, practice and culture that leads to equitable instruction for all students. The resources below are intended to support teachers and leaders with integrating an equity lens into their schools and classrooms.
Deﬁning the Work
ANet has been on a long journey toward equity and anti-racism in our culture, practices and leadership. The documents below are examples of how you might formalize the behaviors, actions, and decisions to uphold to be true to anti-racism commitments. It helps ground the creation of procedures that anchor an organization in how one operates within anti-racist beliefs.
ANet’s Deﬁnitions of Educational and Institutional Equity
- Educational Equity: A guarantee that educators engage ALL students with meaningful support that they need to reach and exceed a common standard through high-quality instruction.
- Institutional Equity: Leadership, practices and culture that guarantee educators engage ALL students with meaningful support they need to meet and exceed a common standard through high-quality instruction.
ANet’s Commitment to Anti-Racism
- ANet’s Anti-Racist Policy and Standards
- Continuum Toward Becoming an Anti-Racist Organization
- Deﬁnitions of Equitable Instruction
- Anti-Oppression Principles
- Educational vs. Institutional Equity
Tools for Action
Recommended Activities & Tools
- Providing Equitable Representation in Texts:
- Visual Tools and Strategies for Addressing Anti-Racist Work
- Equity Literacy “Chart-It” Method
- ANet’s Advancing Equity Module
- Equity Literacy Institute: Deﬁnitions and Abilities
- UnboundEd’s Bias Toolkit
- Say Their Names: A Toolkit to Help Foster Productive Conversations About Race and Civil Disobedience
- Engaging in Community Literacy with Fortitude in Racially Divergent Times
- Fairness, Bias, and Cultural-Responsiveness Checklist
Summer planning Grounded in equity
- School Leader’s Instructional Recovery Plan
- ELA Assessment Preview Agenda
- Math Assessment Preview Agenda
endorsed public statements
- Sample ANet Partner’s Theory of Action
- Our Liberation is Bound Together
- Forbes’ “How ‘Reading Instruction’ Oppresses Black And Brown Children”
- EdWeeks’ “How Schools Are ‘Spirit Murdering’ Black and Brown Students“
- How to Be an Antiracist — Ibram X. Kendi
- White Fragility — Robin DiAngelo
- Facilitator’s Guide to Courageous Conversations about Race — Glenn Eric Singleton
- Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty — Paul C. Gorski
- Equity 101 — Curtis W. Linton
- Abolitionist Teaching in Action: Q&A with Bettina L. Love (and Interview)
ANet’s Blog Posts on Equity
ADDRESSING UNFINISHED LEARNING
- Low expectations hurt when I was a kid. They still do.
- High expectations are a matter of equity
- Case study: “We can’t leave good instruction to chance.”
- Case study: Providing high-impact curriculum support to teachers and leaders
- Changing the narrative: Success for all students at Chinook Middle School
- Bessemer Academy’s can-do culture boosts school rating
- A case for rich math tasks: Equity for students
- The importance of standards for equal educational opportunity
BIAS AND INEQUITY
- A teacher said something biased. I struggled with how to respond.
- Equity in education
- Representation matters: Celebrating Black history all year
- Our vision: A world of educational equity
- More pain. More hope.
- Letter from an ANet coach
- Inequity doesn’t follow neat borders.
- “Though”: Bias in a single word
- As if we needed another reason to close the achievement gap
- Equity in Literacy
- Knowledge Matters Campaign
- Create equitable expectations for student work with rubrics
- Teaching Tolerance’s Learning Plan Builder
- Teaching Tolerance’s Diverse Text List
- Teaching Tolerance’s Writing Tasks
- Equity in Math
- A Case for Rich Math Tasks: Equity for Students
- Mathematics Education Through the Lens of Social Justice: Acknowledgment, Actions, Accountability: This joint position statement from the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics and TODOS: Mathematics for All describes the belief systems and structures necessary to advance equity for students.
In Response to COVID-19
TRUSTED EXTERNAL SOURCES
- Teaching Tolerance — Speaking up Against Racism around the New Coronavirus
- Equity in the Center — Building for Justice
- Racial Equity Tools — Resources addressing COVID-19
- Nonproﬁt Quarterly — Using a Racial Justice Lens Now to Transform our Future
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