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Designing for Equity

Together, educators are doing the reimagining and reinvention work necessary to make true educational equity possible. Student-centered learning advances equity when it values social and emotional growth alongside academic achievement, takes a cultural lens on strengths and competencies, and equips students with the power and skills to address injustice in their schools and communities.

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Infused with personal stories of students who are English language learners and recently-arrived immigrants and refugees, this essay explores how International High School at Langley Park (IHSLP) in Maryland incorporates trauma-informed practices into academic and extracurricular programming and leverages restorative justice practices to begin the long overdue healing process for students, families, and community members. Among the factors contributing to student success, the most innovative center on mastery-based learning and a three-pronged approach to trauma-informed practices and restorative justice.

Written by NGLC Co-Director Carlos Beato and Daniel J. Sass of School In The Square in New York, for the Reparative Justice, Racial Restoration, and Education series published by the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute, August 2021.

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