Buffalo Public Schools: Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Initiatives

School districts across the country are incorporating an equity and inclusion lens into all aspects of education to promote equitable opportunities that help students thrive, inclusive of all in the school community. Buffalo Public School’s work on Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Education can provide a model for other districts to follow.  

Priority Instructional Content in English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics

Determining which content should be the highest priority based on what students will need to deeply know and understand to demonstrate readiness for the next grade is an important piece of igniting learning. Student Achievement Partners (SAP) suggest prioritizing ELA and Math for all grades. Their priority instructional guides are designed to help instructional leaders find new efficiencies …

The Field Guide for Accelerating Learning, Equity and Well-Being

The Field Guide provides LEAs with tools to reflect on key lessons learned from 2020, plan a safe return to campus, respond to logistical needs of scheduling, develop effective communication plans, create continuity of learning, facilitate goal-setting, gain inspiration for what lies ahead, and more. It also includes a Personalized Planning tool.

10 Questions for Equity Advocates to Ask About Distance Learning

Students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, English learners, students with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups such as homeless students and students in foster care, were less likely to have rigorous, engaging, and positive educational experiences before the pandemic. There is a real risk that school closures will deepen these existing inequities in our education …

Family Engagement Resources in Spanish

Research-backed and culturally relevant materials including a Webinar: Distance Learning with Common Sense: Equitable Distance Learning for English Learners

The Center for Racial Justice in Education

Curated lists of resources for a variety of essential areas. Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids A Racial Justice Guide to the Winter Holiday Season for Educators and Families

Added to Action Planning Tool

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