Equity 101- The Equity Framework: Book 1

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Equity is key to eliminating achievement gaps

This first volume of a four-book series outlines a simple, yet powerful approach to creating the expectations, rigor, relevancy, and relationships necessary for any child to succeed. Equity 101 describes school systems that have changed their climate, culture, and practices to foster high levels of achievement. Best-selling author...

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Overview

Equity is key to eliminating achievement gaps

This first volume of a four-book series outlines a simple, yet powerful approach to creating the expectations, rigor, relevancy, and relationships necessary for any child to succeed. Equity 101 describes school systems that have changed their climate, culture, and practices to foster high levels of achievement. Best-selling author Curtis Linton introduces the three essential characteristics of equity:

  • Clear expectations for closing the achievement gap
  • Commitment to rigorous curriculum
  • Relationships that promote learning

Readers will have access to online videos that are keyed to central concepts of the series.

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Editorial Reviews

Isla Govan

"By examining schools that are successful with traditionally underserved students of color through an equity lens, Curtis Linton offers a practical approach to education reform that leaves no room for excuses."

Naomi Khalil

“The 'real' work of educational communities can only be achieved when we take into account the needs of all learners. As Linton clearly demonstrates, we must use our equity lens to ensure achievement for all.”

Tiffany S. Powell

“Linton provides a thought-provoking and reflective stare into our roles as educators. This book touched me personally and professionally. Linton’s stories validated my own experiences. Race does play a role in how children are educated, but it need not be a roadblock to excellence.”

Dorothy J. Kelly

“Curtis Linton's Equity 101 provides today's educators with a practical guide for transforming their schools into ideal places of learning where all students and their teachersperform at optimum levels and equity is the norm.”

Isla Govan
"By examining schools that are successful with traditionally underserved students of color through an equity lens, Curtis Linton offers a practical approach to education reform that leaves no room for excuses. "
Naomi Khalil
“The 'real' work of educational communities can only be achieved when we take into account the needs of all learners. As Linton clearly demonstrates, we must use our equity lens to ensure achievement for all.”
Tiffany S. Powell
“Linton provides a thought-provoking and reflective stare into our roles as educators. This book touched me personally and professionally. Linton’s stories validated my own experiences. Race does play a role in how children are educated, but it need not be a roadblock to excellence.”
Dorothy J. Kelly
“Curtis Linton's Equity 101 provides today's educators with a practical guide for transforming their schools into ideal places of learning where all students and their teachersperform at optimum levels and equity is the norm.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412995177
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/6/2011
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 550,532
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Curtis Linton is a co-owner of The School Improvement Network where he is co-executive producer of The Video Journal of Education and TeachStream. He has spent the last 10 years documenting on video and in print the improvement efforts and best practices of the most suc­cessful schools and school systems across North America. Each year, he visits more than 100 classrooms and schools, capturing what they do to succeed with all students at the classroom, school, and system levels. Linton has written or produced dozens of award-winning video-based staff development programs. His areas of expertise include closing the achievement gap and improving minority student achievement, using data, leadership, effective staff development, brain research, differ­entiation, action research, and coaching. With the goal of delivering results-based professional development efficiently to large numbers of educators, he works with school systems to design comprehensive school improvement plans that integrate workshops, video, electronic media, and other resources. As a part of this, Linton conducts workshops on effective classroom practices. Linton also works extensively in the community, including serving on the Davis School District Equity Committee. Linton received his master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Southern California.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Prologue
1. Finding Equity
Realizing Equity
My Path to Equity
Black and White
Understanding My History
Embracing Diversity
Discovering Race
Norming Difference
Authenticating My Present
The Equity Lens
2. Defining Equity
Equity Success: Northrich Elementary
Exploring Equity
Describing Equity
Equity Definition
Deconstructing Equity
3. Framing Equity
Equity Success: Elmont Memorial High School
Framework Versus Strategy
The Equity Framework
Equity Framework: Characteristics
Equity Framework: Leadership
Equity Framework: Culture
Equity Framework: Practice
4. Personal Equity
Equity Success: Frankford Elementary
Individual Collectivism
Overcoming Biases
Acknowledging Privilege
Missionary Syndrome
Personal Equity Equals Passion
5. Institutional Equity
Equity Success: Sanger Unified School District
Understanding Institutionalism
Dominant Culture: Whiteness
Institutionalized Whiteness
Who Equitably Benefits?
Institutionalized Equity Equals Persistence
6. Professional Equity
Equity Success: Dunbar High School
Shifting Practice
Practice to Theory
Equitizing Standards
Implementing Equity
7. Moral Equity
Equity Plus Excellence
Equity Success: Behrman Charter Elementary
Staring Down Failure
The Journey Behind - The Journey Ahead
Internalizing Equity
Driving Equity
Epilogue
References
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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    This right-wing reactionary just drank the Equity Kool Aid

    I apologize in advance, but I was an educational elitist snob who went to Andover with George W. Bush (actually one year behind him). The concept of eliminating achievement gaps--social, economic, cultural, language, ethnic gaps--in public education seemed downright Marxist to me. Then I met Curtis Linton and read his book, EQUITY 101. Further, Curtis introduced me to schools where the achievement gaps were either narrowing or were totally non-existent. Furthermore, unlike the politicians who glibly claim that gap elimination can easily be achieved by just lowering the standard, I saw schools like Houston's Challenge High School ([...]) where as early as December over 40% of their seniors had already been admitted to four-year colleges. In my opinion, EQUITY 101 is a seminal book deserving of best-seller status. Alas, in the current polarized environment, where "The Left Wing" accuses the "Right Wing" of wanting to destroy public education, and the "Right Wing" accuses the "Left Wing" of trying to create economically dependent voters by keeping the poor down and waging class warfare against the rich, I don't see a lot of work going into real solutions. So at the risk of irritating both sides of the political spectrum, I give the computer support mantra I learned back in the minicomputer wars of the 1970s and say RTFM (which with slight modification reads "Read The Flipping Manual"). EQUITY 101 is that manual. Read it. And quit playing political games with the lives of children. Rick not-all-that-proud-of-either-political-party Bennett

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