Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
We believe that race and culture exert a powerful influence on policies, practices and interactions in every aspect of DoDEA.
DoDEA employees have always risen to the challenge and we have always endeavored to serve and provide every military-connected student -- regardless of race or ethnicity-- with a sound education. But, we believe that race and culture exert a powerful influence on policies, practices and interactions in every aspect of DoDEA. Therefore, DoDEA is working to advance Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) through the development of a DoDEA REDI Operations Team and a four-phase action plan to be implemented at the beginning of School Year 2020-2021.
The work will begin with senior leaders and lead to identifying culturally responsive teaching standards and professional learning around implicit/explicit bias. It will determine the actions required to continue our progress in reducing achievement gaps and make resources available to educators and parents to partner in this endeavor.
While our organization has historically strived to be a place of racial diversity and inclusivity, there is still work to do. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion must become embedded in everything we do, from curriculum and assessment to hiring and professional development. We must not simply celebrate equity, diversity, and inclusion, it must be actively pursued for all our students and employees. It must be a foundational premise in every aspect of our organization.
By educating, engaging, and empowering students to understand issues surrounding race and discrimination, we will lay the foundation for lasting change and progress. To begin important, and sometimes difficult conversations, we have assembled this body of resources on anti-racism, diversity and social justice for parents and teachers to use with our military-connected students and families.
This webpage will be updated regularly with new resources and information on DoDEA’s Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Operations.