(Published 2014) | Every student deserves teachers and principals who can help them achieve their potential. Yet students from low-income families or rural backgrounds, students of color, students with special needs, and English language learners have less access to excellent educators than do other students, which hinders their ability to succeed in school and beyond. To help education leaders ensure that all students receive equitable access to excellent educators, the U.S. Department of Education announced the Excellent Educators for All Initiative, which requires each state, alongside stakeholders, to create a State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators.
Designed expressly to support states in this effort, the Equitable Access Toolkit includes resources and materials to guide state leaders through the most critical aspects of developing these plans—stakeholder engagement, root-cause analysis, and data review. A sample equity plan template is also included, as is a Sample State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators to assist with this process.
Find all these elements at the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders, at:
Also find the individual elements and their supporting documents and tools:
- Stakeholder Engagement Guide | Brainstorm and implement effective methods for authentically engaging key stakeholder groups in the design and implementation of your state’s equitable access plan.
- Data Review Tool | When developing your state’s equity plan, the important elements of data analysis must be examined thoroughly. This tool is designed specifically to help state leaders assess, analyze, and communicate their equitable access data.
- Root-Cause Analysis Workbook | Conduct a comprehensive root-cause analysis to ensure that you state’s equitable access strategies target the fundamental equity gaps facing your state.
- Moving Toward Equity Tool | Discover resources and strategies you can implement to ensure that all students in your state have access to great teachers and leaders.