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Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity

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Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity
A Leader's Guide to Using Data to Change Hearts and Minds
Edward Fergus - New York University, USA



According to federal data, African American students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise?

In Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity, Edward Fergus takes us on a journey into disproportionality by engaging our hearts and minds on the presence of biases that create barriers to the success of students of color. If your school is faced with a disproportionate rate of suspensions, gifted program enrollment, or special education referrals for students of color, this book shows how you can uncover the root causes and rally your staff to face the challenge head on. You will:

Understand through compelling vignettes and case studies how bias affects policies and practices even in good schools
Know what questions to ask and what data to analyze to get to the root cause
Create your own road map for becoming an equity-driven school, with staff activities, data collection forms, checklists, and progress monitoring tools
If you are interested in developing a deep understanding of the policy, practice, and beliefs necessary for schools to address disproportionality and achieve equity, this book delivers all that and more.

  • ISBN: 978-1506311258
  • Published by: Corwin Press


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