New Federal Guidance: Ensuring All Students Have Access to Education Resources
The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released a guide to all federal school fund recipients to ensure that all students have equal access to education resources.
The guide reflects OCR’s longstanding approach to conducting resource equity investigations and serves as a self-assessment tool for states, school districts, and schools to ensure they are in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
The Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd is available to provide technical assistance to districts and schools to address and ensure equity of resource distribution for all students. Click here for more information.
Respond to Clients’ Requests
We work closely with a variety of clients in Arizona, California, and Nevada at their request. We work with:
- Districts and schools
- Other local education agencies
- School boards
- State education and other government agencies
- Organizations serving families
- Community-based organizations
How We Can Help describes the types of services that we offer and the strategies we employ to deliver those services to our clients.
Archived Webinar: New Guidance for Partnering with Diverse Families: The National Framework for Dual Capacity-Building
This interactive webinar took place on Wednesday, November 12. Karen Mapp, Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, described what educators need to do to reach all families and embed family engagement in all school and district systems.
Please review the webinar archive and resources.
Key Areas of Work
The priorities of the Region IX Equity Assistance Center (EAC) at WestEd are clustered in three key areas of work:
- Improving academic language development for English learners and other students
- Improving the distribution of high-quality teachers