Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecards

The Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecards, designed by the NYU Metro Center, help parents, teachers, students and community members determine the extent to which their schools’ curricula are (or are not) culturally responsive.  

New York State: Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has their Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework, intended to help all stakeholders incorporate four high leverage CR-SE strategies.   School leaders should reference page 34 for inclusive curriculum guidelines.   District leaders should reference page 39 for inclusive curriculum guidelines. 

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

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