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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.
REDI was initiated to:
- Examine, identify, and eliminate inequities, barriers, and gaps in the area of race, equity, diversity, and inclusion within recruitment and retention, development and promotion, teaching and learning, and creating a staff and student climate that is growth producing.
- Determine action steps toward progress to eliminate predictability for increased student achievement.
- Promote equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion management through training and awareness.
- Help prevent unlawful discrimination and harassment throughout DoDEA and its programs and activities by implementing REDI advisory groups and progress monitoring
Resources for Parents and Teachers talking to kids about race
How to Talk to Your Kids About Injustice, Racism, and Protests. Framing conversations about racism and injustice as fair vs. unfair can help them understand.
Parents taking a deep breath and having those tough conversations with their kids about race and racism.
Your Age-by-Age Guide to finding out what children understand about racial differences and how to talk to them about it.
These books by diverse authors are a great addition to your classroom.
28 books that talk about race with heart and unflinching honesty, these titles celebrate the power of diversity, freedom, and truth.
A List Of Books, Films And Podcasts About Racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, social injustice and code switching.
Recommended books to connect children and their families to diverse books, languages, and cultures and spread the joy of reading. NEA lists are created on WorldCat, the world's largest network of library content, to help you find these titles in your local library.
National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) Social list of books that they use to teach social justice skills and concepts to students
Stories and lessons for growing minds. Includes films, essays, and photography highlighting the universal themes of humanity
Use the power of gaming to teach your students about civics
This site provides survivor testimonies through powerful videos and CCRS lessons
Poets.org teaches historical and contemporary issues through poetry.
A list gathered from multiple resources for Responding to Racist and Violent Acts
Teaching Tolerance Frameworks is our systematic approach to anti-bias, social justice and civil rights education makes complex topics easier to understand—and teach.
Teaching Tolerance Lesson Plans is a ready-to-use classroom lessons offer breadth and depth, spanning essential social justice topics and reinforcing critical social emotional learning skills.
Teaching Tolerance Magazine provides timely articles to make you think and publications that are perfect for sharing and discussing with colleagues. These resources are designed to help educators improve their practice and turn K-12 schools into strong communities where all students have the opportunity to learn.
Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. Comprised of anchor standards and age-appropriate learning outcomes, the Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to guide curriculum development and make schools more just and equitable.
Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.
Advice for talking with students about race-related issues
Vitriol and violence connected to race are running high. K–12 classrooms are where we must start to build an equitable, nonracist society.
E.B. DuBois was right about the problem of the 21st century. The color line divides us still. In recent years, the most visible evidence of this in the public policy arena has been the persistent attack on affirmative action in higher education and employment.
We discuss topics in social justice and how it relates to everything in education
The Leading Equity Podcast focuses on supporting educators with the tools and resources necessary to ensure equity at their school.
The education podcast dedicated to keeping you informed and connected to what's current and what works.
This podcast focuses to address the common issues in the world of education through multiple perspectives.