Equitable, Responsive Education for All

Equitable, Responsive Education for All

  • In this month’s Equity Digest, we discuss the unique position of teachers in classrooms and in society, take a closer look at the historical roots of... read more
  • Waitoller & Super Brief
    This research brief summarizes a study that examined how Black and Latinx parents of students with dis/abilities living in the city of Chicago... read more
  • April 2018 Newsletter
    This issue of Equity Dispatch discusses engaging teachers as social justice actors. In this issue, we contextualize current teacher mobilizations... read more
  • Supporting Student-Lead Activism
    In this issue of Equity Digest, we define student-led activism as intentional acts of collective protest and explore the importance of this activism... read more
  • Equity by Design: Facilitating Equitable School Reentry for Students Involved in the Juvenile System
    This brief defines societal and academic barriers to school reentry, discusses considerations, and provides practical recommendations for equitable... read more
  • The Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center, Region III Equity Assistance Center, is currently accepting applications for the position of... read more

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