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California Dept. of Education: Educational Equity Statement
Ensuring educational equity is a necessary component in narrowing the achievement gap. Teachers and school leaders ensure equity by recognizing, respecting, and attending to the diverse strengths and challenges of the students they serve. High-quality schools are able to differentiate instruction, services, and resource distribution to respond effectively to the diverse needs of their students, with the aim of ensuring that all students are able to learn and thrive.


We do not heal in isolation, but in community;
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How did Juneteenth begin?
On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Va., Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued nearly two and a half years earlier, on Jan. 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln. The holiday is also called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.”Juneteenth , an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s. President Biden signed into legislation in 2021, that made Juneteenth, which falls on June 19, a federal holiday.


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Being F.A.I.R is a display of Pride.



Education Code Section 51204.5, prescribes the inclusion of the contributions of various groups in the history of California and the United States. This section already included men and women and numerous ethnic groups; the expanded language now includes (additions bolded):“...a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.”


Characterizing AAPI students as a model minority flattens the diverse experiences of Asian Americans Pacific Islanders into a singular, narrow narrative.  Watch the video to learn about Cerritos High School students' experience participating in Know Your Roots workshop. 
Educational Equity is NOT: 
  • equal(equity is unique to each need and circumstance)
  • color blindness or training everyone the same  (equity is outcomes)
  • only individual actions or mindsets (equity is a way of being)
  • simply a final goal or destination (equity is a way of being)
  • accomplished in a set of test scores or quantitative data (equity is a deep core value)
  • charity or charitable  (equity is what is right and just)
When You Grow, We All Know: Series of Knowledge
Gain the knowledge on how we protect our students against any school-based discrimination or harassment related to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression which impedes their educational success. We are committed to engaging and informing students, school staff, parents and our community in our strides in providing all students with an inclusionary and culturally responsive education. 
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On September 8, 2020, the ABC Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously to create the Diversity, Unity, and Equity Board Advisory Committee. This Committee is charged with bridging cultural and racial inequities and gaps within the ABCUSD student population, ensuring all have a positive educational experience. 
Knowledge 1: Student Sexual Harassment and Sex Based/Gender Discrimination & Title IX
Knowledge 2: Bullying/Cyberbullying

Educational equity means students have access, opportunities, and supports to thrive in school, achieve a meaningful diploma, and lead a choice-filled life. This requires a systemic approach  that flexibly responds to the needs of students, when they need it, and how they need it. Social or cultural factors should not predict whether or not students are prepared for college and career.

To deliver on the promise of educational equity for all students, the San Diego County Board of Education is committed to providing educational opportunities and support to district and school leaders, teachers and other stakeholders so that all students, including our historically underserved students, are served well and are successful.

The County Office supports this effort by providing equity-focused services to schools and districts, charter organizations, independent, and Juvenile Court and Community Schools throughout San Diego County. Learn more with the SDCOE Equity Blueprint for Action (PDF)