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Kickboard and Overcoming Racism Partner to Introduce Advancing Racial Equity in Education Program

Educational equity means that identifiers like race, ethnicity, gender
identity, sexual orientation, and class no longer predict outcomes for
students’ educational pursuits. An opportunity gap occurs when race,
class, English proficiency, or other factors perpetuate lower
achievement and access. To help K-12 districts and schools achieve
equity and create environments that are safe and conducive to learning
for all students, Kickboard
has partnered with Overcoming
Racism to develop a new professional development program called Advancing
Racial Equity in Education.

Advancing Racial Equity in Education is comprised of an equity audit,
professional development, and ongoing support. It is designed to help
districts and schools identify and analyze their strengths and areas for
growth, while establishing culturally responsive practices that respect
and attend to students’ diverse experiences. By increasing the cultural
awareness of teachers, administrators, and staff, and enhancing their
instruction and leadership, schools can transform educational
opportunities, access, and outcomes for every student.

“Equity and a positive school culture are complementary priorities. We
are excited to partner with Overcoming Racism to help districts build
culturally responsive schools and classrooms where students can thrive
socially, emotionally, and academically,” said Stefan Kohler, CEO of
Kickboard.

“Overcoming Racism and Kickboard are working to address equity issues in
our educational system at the source,” said Matthew Kincaid, founder of
Overcoming Racism. “With equitable practices, schools can measurably
increase student happiness, reduce suspension rates, and improve
academic performance.”

About Overcoming Racism

Overcoming Racism seeks to build more equitable institutions through
comprehensive race and equity training. With a primary focus on
education, Overcoming Racism equips educators with the tools to build
culturally responsive schools and classrooms that promote the
development of the next generation of anti-racist agents of change. For
information, visit https://www.overcomeracism.com.

About Kickboard

Kickboard provides a sustainable, data-driven framework for leading
school culture change in K-12 districts and schools. The Kickboard
school culture system includes a highly configurable, web-based platform
and collaborative, research-based professional
development services. For information, visit https://www.kickboardforschools.com.

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