Ed Trust—West’s Education Equity Forum 2017: Ensuring College & Career Readiness for Students of Color & Low-Income Students
On September 15th, 250 educators, administrators, and other advocates from nearly 60 schools, districts, and higher education institutions throughout the state gathered for an amazing day of learning, sharing, and strengthening their commitment to equity at our Ed Equity Forum 2017: Ensuring College & Career Readiness for Students of Color & Low-Income Students. Participants heard from panels of experts from across California and learned about the policies and practices that have shown to strengthen the college pipeline for low-income students and students of color.
Our Forum was just the beginning. We will continue to build upon the momentum to advocate alongside our equity champions for the policies and practices our students need at the state, district, college, community, school, and classroom levels for equitable opportunities and outcomes.
We appreciate the many educators, administrators, and other advocates that took time to gather for this year’s forum.
Check out photos and videos from the event. We plan on hosting more local forums in the future. To learn more about our equity champion network or if you’re interested in attending a future Ed Trust–West education equity forum, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured speakers at the Education Equity Forum who are at the forefront of equitable educational change included:
Keynote Panel: Strengthening the Pipeline for Young Men of Color
A-G for All: Superintendents’ Strategies to Increase College Eligibility and Access for Underrepresented Students
California Equity Leadership Alliance (CELA) Town Hall
Additional Featured Panelists & Speakers
Dr. Sid Salazar
Superintendent of Alvord USD
Dr. Patrick Sweeney
Superintendent of Napa Valley USD
Dr. Alfonso Jimenez
Assistant Superintendent K-12 Teaching & Learning, Santa Ana USD
The Education Equity Forum provided educators and administrators with strategic ways to actively address disparities in opportunities and outcomes for California’s P-12 students. The Forum included opportunities to hear from and interact with renowned education leaders from across the state and nation, including breakout sessions on how to support English learners, students of color, and low-income students. Breakout sessions included pertinent topics such as: preparing all students for college and careers using A-G for All, leveraging science & math for English learner equity, and discussing equity initiatives in a town hall format with statewide education leaders from CASBO, ACSA, CSBA and the California State PTA.