Despite decades of effort, public education still struggles with inequity. This issue will explore how educators can address the barriers that create opportunity gaps for students on the basis of their socioeconomic level, race, ethnicity, and gender. Articles will examine areas where equity is a challenge, such as financial resources, teacher quality, technology instruction, and access to a challenging curriculum. How can we confront the forces that keep economic and racial segregation in place? How can schools ensure fair, unbiased, and effective discipline practices? How can they bring traditionally marginalized families and students into the conversation? How can they create socially integrated climates within schools? How are schools and individual educators challenging inequity and rethinking assumptions about poverty, race, and gender?
ASCD Express is looking for 600–1,000-word essays or brief multimedia content on the theme “Disrupting Inequity.” Guidelines for submissions are here; please send your submissions to email@example.com by September 15, 2016.