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Equity Now

Equity Now
Justice, Repair, and Belonging in Schools

February 2024 | 216 pages | Corwin

If not now, when?

Anchored in the tenets of justice, repair, and belonging, Equity Now is a comprehensive guide for educators that emphasizes the urgent need for immediate action to dismantle systemic barriers in education. Aimed at K-12 professionals at all levels of the education system, the book urges us to move beyond individual efforts by applying an equity lens to our policies and practices.

Through honest, sustained, and critical dialogues in "brave spaces," educators can address disparities and create equity-centered school communities. Equity Now proposes a solutions-oriented approach to fostering welcoming, affirming, responsive, and rigorous learning environments. Author Tyrone C. Howard, one of the leading authorities on issues related to racial inequality in our schools, provides

  • An equity framework grounded in justice, repair, and belonging
  • A clear vision of equity-focused leadership
  • Essential practices, strategies, and resources for classroom teachers
  • Suggestion for engaging parents, families and caregivers in schools
  • Recommendations for engaging data in an equity based way
  • Reflection questions and additional resources at the close of each chapter

This book is a must-read for educators, administrators, and policymakers who are committed to creating conditions in which our children can reach their highest potential.

About the Author
Introduction: Why Equity Matters
Chapter 1: Equality v. Equity: Delineating Definitions.
Chapter 2: District Wide Equity: Responding to The Covid Effect & Beyond
Chapter 3: School Wide Equity: Centering Our Most Vulnerable Students
Chapter 4: Leadership & Equity: The foundation of Equity Centered Schools
Chapter 5: Equity in the Classroom
Chapter 6: Parent/Caregiver Engagement & Equity
Chapter 7: Data & Equity

Readers will feel ignited by Tyrone Howard’s revolutionary charge: We need equity now! He reminds us that no longer can we wait idly by while our children’s educational rights are being withheld, and no longer can we engage in educational practices that have not elevated the lives of our children. In Equity Now, Dr. Howard responds to historical and sociopolitical inequities and provides a practical framework rooted in (1) justice, (2) recognizing and repairing past harms, and (3) belonging. This book is a comprehensive guide for anyone and everyone who truly seeks to advance equity in and around schools.

Gholdy Muhammad
Associate Professor, University of Illinois Chicago, Author of Cultivating Genius and Unearthing Joy

Equity Now serves as a catalyst, urging us to be bold, courageous, and brave as we advocate for what we know is right. It equips us with the necessary language, resources, strategies, and practices to rectify the injustices perpetuated by our educational system. This book transcends being a mere guide; it is our pathway forward. Each page resonates with reasons why I hold Dr. Howard in the highest regard.

Bettina Love
Author of the New York Times Bestseller Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

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