Equity and Accessibility

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3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

Three tips educators can use to ensure the technology they introduce into their classrooms is accessible to all students. From Common Sense Media.

Middle Level Education Aims for Equity and Inclusion, but Do Our School Websites Meet ADA Compliance?

Is your school website ADA compliant? In this study of 150 middle school websites, 54% had issues that required immediate attention and all had likely minor violations. Read this to learn more about how to view your school website through a lens of compliance. Middle Grades Review

Code Break

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Code.org provides free curriculum and professional training for K-12 computer science. 46% of Code.org students are girls, 48% are underrepresented minorities, and 47% of US students are in high needs schools. They have prepared more than 100,000 new teachers to teach CS across grades K-12. code.org

Digital Equity Website

This site explores opportunities for districts to utilize Banking CRA funds to fund digital equity / broadband. digitalequity.us


This open source education website allows educators to build curriculum in almost any area and to deliver it digitally to anyone. ck12.org

Equity and Accessibility

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework developed to encourage teachers to create learning activities that can be individualized to meet all students’ needs. This site offers guidelines for lesson development and other resources. About Universal Design for Learning

Ensuring equity

Hosted by the CA Department of Education, this webpage provides a curated list of resources including tools, promising practices, and research all related to equity issues. California Department of Education: Equity

Quality Schooling Framework

This video library offers resources for school leaders who are working to enact change at their sites. The videos are in two categories: processes for change and connecting with stakeholders. California Department of Education: QSF Videos

English Learner Tool Kit

The English Learner Toolkit is a companion to support the 2015 Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) produced by the United States Department of Education, the Office for Civil Rights, and the Department of Justice. It is geared to assist state and local education agencies in helping English Learners. English Learner Toolkit

The ABCs of Parent Involvement

This video from Teaching Channel addresses three ways to empower parents to become engaged in their child’s schooling experience. The ABCs of Parent Involvement

Computers for a cause

A way for districts to take surplus computers and give them to families. broadbandcouncil.ca.gov

College Next CCGI

CCGI is a non-profit that manages CaliforniaColleges.edu, the State of California’s college- and career- planning platform. K-12 districts in College Next regions can access all the data-informed functionality available on CaliforniaColleges.edu free of charge. By leveraging the CaliforniaColleges.edu resources, students will experience easier transitions as they move from high school into college and career. Parents can track progress on college and career-planning activities and tools to increase “a-g” completion. K-12 educators and college outreach staff can track students individually or in the aggregate to inform guidance and necessary interventions. californiacolleges.edu

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