In June 2022, members of the California Collaborative on District Reform convened to continue their yearlong deep dive into matters of educational equity using the work conducted in Burbank Unified School District (USD) to ground their discussions. Picking up on a topic discussed in the previous Collaborative meeting in Long Beach, members and guests continued to explore the review and selection of instructional materials that foster inclusivity and engagement for all students. Conversation then turned to examine hate speech on school campuses and ways in which restorative practices can promote healing and understanding. The meeting concluded with a discussion on the role teachers can play in bringing a district’s equity commitments to life, and how professional development can serve as a critical vehicle for cultivating skills and mindsets.
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