Federal law, under the Every Student Succeeds Act, requires local education agencies that receive Title I funding to develop an equity plan (Bishop-Watt, 2019). In the Anchorage School District (hereby referred to as ASD or the district) the vision of the Superintendent and ASD’s School Board are aligned in providing equitable resources and outcomes for children. Equity has not lived in one place but is occurring throughout the district via Staff and Hiring, Student Achievement, and Community Engagement. This site is dedicated to providing resources to promote equity.
Click here for our Equity Checklist for Schools.
For School Leaders
- National Geographic: Talking to kids about race
- Parent Toolkit - How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism
- Looking for Excellent “Diverse” Books for Children? Start Here!
- Antiracist Baby by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- How to be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- Stamped from The Beginning by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
- The New Jim Crow by Michele Alexander
- An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz
- White Fragility by Dr. Robin DiAngelo
- So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
- The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr. edited by Clayborne Carson
- The Building of the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House by Joshua Zeitz
- The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir by Ernestine Hayes
- The Latinos of Asia: How Filipino Americans Break the Rules of Race by Anthony Christian Campo
*These books have been recommended by staff as self and facilitated-study resources on equity and race. The authors represent prominent voices in the ongoing national discussion about equity and race. These resources are not part of the ASD student curriculum, nor are the authors endorsed by ASD.