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Equity gaps are focus of special Pleasanton Unified board meeting on Tuesday

Staff, admin and cabinet will share insights on their latest reading assignment

Pleasanton Unified School District's recent progress toward removing systemic academic barriers and improving educational equity among students will be presented at a special virtual meeting on Tuesday (Sept. 21), starting 5:30 p.m.

To "close equity gaps in PUSD and support all learners", Oakland-based Nicole Anderson and Associates Consulting was hired earlier this year to help staff, administrators and cabinet members "build capacity and understanding of key practices and core beliefs requiring a paradigm shift."

The long-term process includes regularly scheduled workshops like the one on Tuesday, where participants ask questions, discuss assigned articles for topical reading, and consider relevant policies being used by other school districts.

On Tuesday, attendees will discuss a 2017 article by Angela Glover Blackwell titled "The Curb-Cut Effect," which dives into how the "laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as the disabled or people of color, often end up benefiting all of society."

Other discussion topics during the meeting include the guiding principles of developing an equity statement and redefining student success with an equity lens. An outline for a book study schedule starting in January will also be presented.

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Equity gaps are focus of special Pleasanton Unified board meeting on Tuesday

Staff, admin and cabinet will share insights on their latest reading assignment

by / Pleasanton Weekly

Uploaded: Mon, Sep 20, 2021, 10:13 pm

Pleasanton Unified School District's recent progress toward removing systemic academic barriers and improving educational equity among students will be presented at a special virtual meeting on Tuesday (Sept. 21), starting 5:30 p.m.

To "close equity gaps in PUSD and support all learners", Oakland-based Nicole Anderson and Associates Consulting was hired earlier this year to help staff, administrators and cabinet members "build capacity and understanding of key practices and core beliefs requiring a paradigm shift."

The long-term process includes regularly scheduled workshops like the one on Tuesday, where participants ask questions, discuss assigned articles for topical reading, and consider relevant policies being used by other school districts.

On Tuesday, attendees will discuss a 2017 article by Angela Glover Blackwell titled "The Curb-Cut Effect," which dives into how the "laws and programs designed to benefit vulnerable groups, such as the disabled or people of color, often end up benefiting all of society."

Other discussion topics during the meeting include the guiding principles of developing an equity statement and redefining student success with an equity lens. An outline for a book study schedule starting in January will also be presented.

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Luvithere
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Vineyard Avenue
on Sep 21, 2021 at 9:38 am
Luvithere, Vineyard Avenue
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on Sep 21, 2021 at 9:38 am

This article sounds to me like PUSD is about to go down the Critical Race Theory rabbit hole. Please tell me it is not so.


paine
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Del Prado
on Sep 21, 2021 at 3:31 pm
paine, Del Prado
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on Sep 21, 2021 at 3:31 pm
Pleasanton Parent
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 21, 2021 at 9:33 pm
Pleasanton Parent, Pleasanton Meadows
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on Sep 21, 2021 at 9:33 pm

Great - let’s talk about what they are doing to boost young male engagement, test scores, and college preparation. This has been a declining population for years after we were told equality and focus in certain groups isn’t a net sum gain proposition


MichaelB
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Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 22, 2021 at 5:03 am
MichaelB, Pleasanton Meadows
Registered user
on Sep 22, 2021 at 5:03 am

"This article sounds to me like PUSD is about to go down the Critical Race Theory rabbit hole. Please tell me it is not so."


That's it.

See the link to the presentation from paine. Current educational practices are supposedly "oppressive" and "racist" to students. So called "equity" measures (lowered expectations/standards) are required to "improve" their performance.


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