Equity Resources

In 2016, MSBA joined other organizations and individuals who are committed to advancing equitable actions in E-12 education settings to create Partners for Equity Development. The mission of the organization is to build equity-centered capacity through a systems and community approach to race and culture that leverages data, personal and professional development, and organizational learning for improved academic and social outcomes. As a founding member, MSBA is proud to be an equity partner with others across the state and encourages our members to explore the resources available across our equity partner organizations.

Other Resources

MSBA Webinar: Belonging for Every Student: An Introduction to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion presented by Paula O'Loughlin, MSBA Associate Director of Board Development (recorded November 19, 2020)

Systems Change and Governance: School Boards That Lead for Equity by Larry Leverett, Executive Director of the Panasonic Foundation

Minnesota Compass — Minnesota Compass is a social indicators project that measures progress in our state and its communities. Led by Wilder Research, Minnesota Compass provides nonpartisan, credible information and tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy, workforce, health, housing, and a host of others. The Minnesota Racial Equity Resource Directory offers racial equity programs and training providers serving workplaces, civic organizations, educational institutions, faith communities, and anyone working to combat racism and increase cultural competence.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom by Judy Willis

Embrace Race — Embrace Race is a comprehensive website that offers articles, webinars, action guides, children's books and more to help everyone become more thoughtful, informed, and brave about race.

From the Achievement Gap to the Education Debt: Understanding Achievement in U.S. Schools by Gloria Ladson-Billings

All Means All by Katie Klanderud, MSBA Director of Board Development and Paula O’Loughlin, MSBA Associate Director of Board Development

National School Boards Association — Educational Equity

U.S. Department of Education — Equity of Opportunity

How to Change the Story about Students of Color by Dena Simmons

Seeing, Reckoning and Acting: A Practice Towards Deep Equity by Sheryl Petty