2018 Equity Summit

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About the Event

The SECC Equity Summit–Accountable Leadership: Opportunities for Equitable Systems will take place November 29–30, 2018, at the Historic King Edward Hotel – Hilton Garden Inn in Jackson, Mississippi. The event, which follows several optional pre-summit activities, offers state and local education agency leadership and other education stakeholders the opportunity to take stock of the conditions, practices, and policies within their states and local contexts that call for attention to equity as a moral imperative.


  • To ground participants’ equity-related understandings, plans, and actions in local, immediate, and historical realities linked to human rights and civil rights.
  • To engage stakeholders in a critical review and interpretation of education data, particularly with regard to persistent education gaps among various subgroups.


Participants will...

  • Examine state equity-related patterns and trends within the context of educational communities and their geographic locations and identify the equity strengths and challenges within their states.
  • Review content alignment of equity-related Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans and initiatives and analyze the evidence-based strategies and implementation efforts of plans and initiatives for indicators of impact on student learning.
  • Develop ESSA-related Equity Accountability Commitment Plans for post-summit implementation.

Venue Map

Pre-Summit Activities

Sunday, 11/25 – Wednesday, 11/28, 2018

Civil Rights Learning Journey (website)

Required (State Champions only)

Wednesday, 11/28, 2018 (Optional)

Additional Pre-Summit Activities in Jackson:

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) Tour
(9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)


Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History
(1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)


Historic Tour of Jackson State University Campus
(12 p.m. to 2 p.m.)


Wednesday, 11/28, 2018, 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Networking Reception (Optional)

The Historic King Edward Hotel - Hilton Garden Inn, Grand Ballroom

Summit Work Sessions

(King Edward Hotel – Hilton Garden Inn)

Conference Dates:

Day 1: Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Day 2: Friday, November 30, 2018
7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown

235 West Capitol Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: 1-601-353-5464


Hilton Hotel