Equitable, Responsive Education for All

Equitable, Responsive Education for All

The Great Lakes Equity Center was established by Dr. Kathleen King Thorius and colleagues in 2011 at the Indiana University School of Education, as an Equity Assistance Center (formerly Desegregation Assistance) funded by the United States Department of Education. As of 2016, the Great Lakes Equity Center re-structured as an organizational hub for an array of research, technical assistance, and educational resource development projects, including the Midwest and Plains (MAP) Equity Assistance Center. Collectively, we are committed to school and system transformation toward racial, disability, and other forms of educational justice: the MAP Center provides three-tiers of technical assistance related to race, sex, national origin, and religion desegregation to K-12 public education agencies in a 13-state region free-of-charge; the Great Lakes Equity Center continues to partner with community, non-profit, and private organizations across the U.S. on equity-driven systemic transformation, professional learning, and collaborative inquiry projects.

Midwest and Plains (MAP) Equity Assistance Center

  • Are you interested in joining a Learning Network Cohort (LNC)? Click HERE to register.   The Learning Network Cohort is an ... read more
  • Within the March issue of the Equity Digest, the MAP Center re-issued the first Equity Dispatch debuted in January 2012. This Equity Digest... read more
  • This brief provides practitioners and state-level education administrators with information regarding school desegregation and integration, a primary... read more
  • 2019 Equity Leaders Institute--Moving Beyond Critical Reflection to Critical Action: Policy and School Governance
  • To commemorate our continued growth in areas of equity, culminating towards our current mission statement, “Equitable, Responsive Education for All... read more
  • The manner in which educators engage in social justice advocacy is important not only to support societal changes but also as role models for... read more
  • In this podcast, Ms. Mauldin interviews Dr. Venzant Chambers on how to support high achieving students of Color through the reduction of Racial... read more

2019 Equity Leaders Institute

Moving Beyond Critical Reflection to Critical Action: Policy and School Governance

Equity Leaders Institutes are transformative two-day learning experiences intended to increase participants’ capacities to advance and sustain equitable practices in teaching and learning. This year’s Institute (September 16-17) focuses on collaborative learning towards advancing educational equity via policy making and governance. Organizations are encouraged to send teams; space is limited -- interested individuals are asked to submit an application online.


Once accepted, applicants will be expected to register for the Fall 2019 Equity Leaders Institute.

Early Bird Registration Fee: $170.00 (April 1 - June 30, 2019)
Standard Registration Fee: $190.00 (July 1 - August 2, 2019)

The 2019 Institute registration fee will cover all sessions, breakfast, and lunch on both days, and materials.