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Allison Brown Consulting (ABC) and the Interactivity Foundation (IF) have partnered to create a new method of engaging school and district community members. This ABC-IF discussion and engagement model brings together parents, administrators, teachers, staff, and other community members with a trained IF facilitator for a series of in-depth conversations about issues related to equity in their schools and possible solutions to those issues that will bring the most benefit to students. After the series of discussions is complete, ABC and IF generate a report based on the school community's recommendations and based in federal civil rights law that requires equity in education.
ABC and IF piloted this discussion and engagement model at Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School in D.C. The principal at Yu Ying, Maquita Alexander, joins Dr. Natalie Hopkinson and Allison R. Brown to talk about the school's experiences with the new method and her advice for other schools who also wish to put equity first.
Host Allison R. Brown is a civil rights attorney and owner of Allison Brown Consulting (ABC), which works with schools and other organizations to develop educational equity plans and promote student equity.
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