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One-day labs to help districts complete local equity plans


Beginning Oct. 3, the Ohio Department of Education will be offering one-day equity labs at six locations across the state to assist local education agencies with their annual equity planning process. This work ensures that poor and minority students are receiving equitable access to excellent educators as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act. During the labs, participants can use the Equitable Access Analysis Tool to determine equity gaps, conduct a root-cause analysis and identify strategies to address gaps while also setting a goal to measure progress.
Each district should bring a stakeholder team of three to five people that could include the superintendent, principals, teachers, human resources staff, federal programs staff, parents or community members. We suggest that each team brings a computer device as participants will have an opportunity to submit their FY2018 equity plan in the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP). 

Districts will complete their equity plans in the CCIP' Equitable Access to Excellent Educators Tab, formally known as the HQT Tab. The tab will open this October and districts will have until December to submit their local equity plans.  

Training Dates and Locations

These one-day events will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Date Site Location
10/3/2017 ESC of Cuyahoga County 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard, Independence OH 44131
10/16/2017 Northwest Ohio ESC 207 Nolan Parkway, Archbold OH 43502
11/1/2017 Ross-Pike ESC 475 Western Avenue, Chillicothe OH 45601
11/3/2017 D. Russel Lee Career – Technology Center 3603 Hamilton-Middletown Road, Hamilton OH 45011
11/6/2017 Quest 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus OH 43240
11/9/2017 The Olde Dutch Restaurant 12791 OH-664, Logan OH 43138


To register to attend this event, go to the System to Achieve Results for Students (STARS) in your Secure Application for Enterprise (SAFE) account. The name of the event is “Educator Equity Lab” and the searchable keyword is “equity.”  

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