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2019 Equity Leaders Institute - Equity Innovator Recognition Program

Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center
Equity Innovator Recognition Program

Equity Innovator Recognition Program showcases local and state education agencies that have engaged in systemic equity partnership with the Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center (MAP Center) and demonstrate system-wide transformation towards educational equity. The Midwest & Plains Equity Assistance Center seeks to select one systemic partner to receive the Equity Innovator recognition. Each year, we invite current and former Tier III Equity Systemic Partners whose partnership with the center contributed to systemic change towards educational equity to apply for the Equity Innovator recognition. The recipient of the Equity Innovator exemplifies how equity-focused innovations are leveraged to expand systems’ capacities to provide robust, effective opportunities to learn for all students; and ensure student access to and participation in safe, inclusive, high-quality education regardless of and responsive to race, sex/gender, national origin, and religion (King Thorius, Maxcy, & Nguyên, 2011). Honorees present at a special recognition luncheon during the Equity Leaders Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana, and receive an honorarium for their participation. Their agency is also featured in a partner profile that will be disseminated throughout the center's region and posted on the center's website.