The institutional racism present in schools is both structural— including school and district policies, procedures, and practices —and relational— including adult and student mindsets, beliefs, and attitudes. Often, we rely on the “achievement gap” alone to inform strategy resulting in short-term solutions that leave systemic racism in place. Standards, data, and implementation of elements of equitable instruction are critical, but not sufficient to impact change. The documents below are examples of how you might begin to formalize the behaviors, actions, and decisions to live out anti-racism commitments. They are intended to support teachers and leaders throughout their journey of becoming a more anti-racist community, but in no way encapsulate the full weight of the work. To truly take action on your commitments, reach out to partnerships@achievementnetwork.org to start a conversation.

Explore What Anti-Racism Work Looks Like with a Team of Experts

Resource Description  Tips for Implementation

Racial Equity & Racial Healing Offerings


A high-level overview of the technical and relational ways that ANet addresses anti-racist work with partners.  System and school leaders– after reading this list, ask yourself where you might need support.

*Excerpt* Anti-Racism Agenda 


Excerpt from an all-staff session with the Ferguson-Florissant School District including reflections on practices & mindsets that lead to recognizing and responding to inequities.  System and school leaders– after reading this agenda, ask yourself what the benefit might be of partnering with experts in this work. 

*Sample* Anti-Racist Policy and Standards


Policy formalizing the behaviors, actions, and decisions to uphold across an organization in order to be true to an
anti-racism commitment.
Use this *sample* as you consider the development and implementation of your own institutional policies. Expertise is recommended, and available here.

Racial Healing and Leadership


A public webinar designed to help demystify the change process.  Watch the on-demand recording and share your key takeaways with colleagues in your school or district.

Engaging Communities in the Work Toward Racial Equity in Education


A public webinar designed to help explain ANet’s role in engaging communities and school districts in order to build a foundation for systemic change. After watching the on-demand recording, reflect on how student voice and the lived experiences of people from marginalized populations are prioritized in your own school or district. 

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