Cultivating Austin ISD’s Equity Ecosystem
Support the district in consistent and equitable resource allocation, evaluation, development and implementation of tools, policies and practices to achieve racial and social equity for students, teachers, staff and the community, regardless of race, national origin, ability, socioeconomic status, language, religion, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity & expression, and other human differences.
AISD’s Definition of Equity (Adapted from the National Equity Project)
Educational equity means that each child receives what they need to develop to their full academic and social potential.
What working towards equity means:
- Ensuring equally high outcomes for all participants in our educational system; removing the predictability of success or failures that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor;
- Interrupting [Disrupting] inequitable practices, examining biases, and creating inclusive multicultural school environments for adults and children; and
- Discovering and cultivating the unique gifts, talents and interests that every human possesses.
- Find more resources on the National Equity Project's website.