Project: Year 7 2018–2019

Equity Dialogues: Increasing Opportunities to Improve Outcomes for Students

As states implement their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans, the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) is focusing on building the knowledge and skills of agency staff to support implementation of equity strategies by local education agencies (LEAs). The SECC is providing technical assistance, facilitation, and training to support this process in the area of equitable access.

Technical Assistance Approach

The SECC is serving as a thought partner in assisting states in identifying strategies to support effective use of equitable practices with LEAs to improve implementation of ESSA plans.

Impact
  • Increased knowledge and skills in states to support implementation of ESSA plans in districts and schools 
  • Increased organizational structures and processes in states to identify gaps in services to LEAs to support equitable practices and continuous improvement processes

Project Updates

Most Recent Update: 2018 | October

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) has invited state education agency (SEA) leadership in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina to participate in the SECC Equity Summit–Accountable Leadership: Opportunities for Equitable Systems and related pre-summit activities during late November 2018. They have been asked to identify state teams (consisting of two SEA representatives (with one of the two serving as a state equity champion), one local education agency (LEA) representative, one school-level representative, and one community representative) committed to examining their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans and other state plans to identify areas of need pertinent to equity. 

There are a number of pre-summit activities that will take place, November 25–28, 2018, to include the Civil Rights Learning Journey; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tour, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Mississippi Museum of Art visit, historic site visit of Jackson State University campus, and a networking reception. The equity summit will take place on November 29–30, 2018, in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

 

Previous Updates:

The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) has invited state education agency (SEA) leadership in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina to participate in the SECC Equity Summit–Accountable Leadership: Opportunities for Equitable Systems and related pre-summit activities during late November 2018. They have been asked to identify state teams (consisting of two SEA representatives (with one of the two serving as a state equity champion), one local education agency (LEA) representative, one school-level representative, and one community representative) committed to examining their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans and other state plans to identify areas of need pertinent to equity. 

There are a number of pre-summit activities that will take place, November 25–28, 2018, to include the Civil Rights Learning Journey; Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tour, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Mississippi Museum of Art visit, historic site visit of Jackson State University campus, and a networking reception. The equity summit will take place on November 29–30, 2018, in Jackson, Mississippi.