Equity in Action: A Systems Change Approach to Improving the Learning Landscape for African American and Other Underserved Students in California

DESCRIPTION

CCEE and the California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) presented at the Kern Equity Conference, held on October 20, 2022. In the session, CCEE and CAAASA moderated a panel with district and county teams, as they shared their final research report and key takeaways about promoting equitable access, increasing family engagement, and ensuring college readiness and success for African-American and ALL students in California.   

The learning outcomes for this session included:

  • Understanding equity gaps in statewide measures for African-American students, beyond test scores
  • Identification of systemic practices that districts have put into place to support African-American student success that also leads to generalized student success
  • Contact information for district teams/leadership who have led this work

PRESENTERS

Sujie Shin, Deputy Executive Director, CCEE

Dwight Bonds, Executive Director, California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA)

Dr. Kimberly Hendricks-Brown, Principal on Special Assignment, Fresno Unified School District

Dr. Darryl Brown, Coordinator III of Charter School Office, Los Angeles County Office of Education

RESOURCES

RESOURCE TYPE

Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

LEA Leadership and Staff, Site Administrator

TOPIC AREA

Equity

Advancing Student Equity Through District Learning Networks

DESCRIPTION

CCEE and the California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA) presented at the 2022 California Educational Research Association (CERA) Annual Conference, held on November 2-4, 2022 in Anaheim, CA. In the session, CCEE and CAAASA moderated a panel with district and county teams, as they shared their final research report and key takeaways about promoting equitable access, increasing family engagement, and ensuring college readiness and success for African-American and ALL students in California.   

The learning outcomes for this session included:

  • Understanding equity gaps in statewide measures for African-American students, beyond test scores
  • Identification of systemic practices that districts have put into place to support African-American student success that also leads to generalized student success
  • Contact information for district teams/leadership who have led this work

PRESENTERS

Sujie Shin, Deputy Executive Director, CCEE

Dwight Bonds, Executive Director, California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA)

Dr. Darin Brawley, Superintendent, Compton Unified School District

Dr. Jorge Torres, Senior Director of College & Career Readiness, Compton Unified School District

Dr. Shaunte Knox, Director of Black Student Achievement, Compton Unified School District

Josh Schultz, Deputy Superintendent, Napa County Office of Education

RESOURCES

RESOURCE TYPE

Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

LEA Leadership and Staff, Site Administrator

TOPIC AREA

Equity

Student Social-Emotional Learning, Mental Health and Well-Being

DESCRIPTION

Executive Advisor, Michelle Magyar with Deputy Executive Director Chris Hartley co-presented with partners from from Simply Software, Orange County Department of Education, and WestEd on a series of presentations from a larger project on student social-emotional learning , mental health and well-being.

Using CalSCHLS Data to Monitor and Evaluate Social and Emotional Health

Thomas Hanson; Rebeca Cerna; Nisha Bala; Natalie Walrond; Amber Valdez; Michelle Magyar

Analysis of An Integrated County-Based System of Care Through Cross-Sector Collaboration: Humboldt County

Michelle Magyar; Nisha Bala; Chris Hartley; Ronda Stemach; Amber Valdez; Natalie Walrond

Exploring Rigorous Evaluation of the CA Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Implementation

Nicholas Gage; Christine Olmstead; Lauren Duran; Amber Valdez; Natalie Walrond; Michelle Magyar

RESOURCES

Statewide Trends: CHKS

Statewide Trends: MTSS

Regional/County Trends: Humboldt

RESOURCE TYPE

Media, Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Board, Site Administrator / Instructional Coach, Systems Leadership, Teacher

TOPIC AREA

Social-Emotional Learning

KEYWORDS

California’s Statewide System of Support 2022 Community Engagement Initiative Year 2 Report

DESCRIPTION

Senior Advisor David Toston, Assistant Director Steven Sterling Mitchell, and Deputy Executive Director Chris Hartley partnered with Joel Rabin from Inform to Inspire to present on California’s Statewide System of Support 2022 Community Engagement Initiative Year 2 Report.

RESOURCES

California Engage Website

RESOURCE TYPE

Media, Professional Learning

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Board, Site Administrator / Instructional Coach, Systems Leadership, Teacher

TOPIC AREA

Community Engagement

KEYWORDS

The Discussion Cards Teacher’s Guide

DESCRIPTION

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) has created a suite of resources designed to help secondary students explore topics through text and talk. This learning path is an efficient avenue for educators to:

  • Better understand the Discussion Cards and the suite of resources in this interactive Teacher’s Guide
  • Start using the Discussion Cards

DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)

Launch

RESOURCE TYPE

Courses/Learning Paths, Professional Learning, Resources

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Site Administrator / Instructional Coach, Teacher

TOPIC AREA

Responsive Teaching & Learning

KEYWORDS

Advancing Labor-Management Collaboration and Partnerships (Learning Path)

DESCRIPTION

This learning path includes five modules, each with a video, tools, and supporting documents. Developed by the California Labor Management Initiative (CA LMI), the modules provide an overview of the CA LMI, introduce three frameworks for labor-management collaboration, and present perspectives from statewide thought leaders and practitioners.

DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

California Labor Management Initiative

Launch

RESOURCE TYPE

Courses/Learning Paths

TYPE OF AUDIENCE

Board, Paraeducator, Site Administrator / Instructional Coach, Systems Leadership, Teacher

TOPIC AREA

Governance

KEYWORDS

CAAASA Field Guide 7: School Re-orientation for Post-COVID Learning

DESCRIPTION

In Field Guide #7: School Re-orientation for Post-COVID Learning, we explore one of the most important challenges facing secondary students, which is providing a pathway to success for middle and high school students who have been failed by our traditional educational system, rather than the conventional “safety nets” that rescued students in relatively small numbers.

DEVELOPED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

California Association of African-American Superintendents & Administrators (CAAASA)

Launch