A few resources to help us think more deeply about equity and school climate:
Aronson, J., Cohen, G., McColskey, W., Montrosse, B., Lewis, K., and Mooney, K. (2009). Reducing stereotype threat in classrooms: a review of social-psychological intervention studies on improving the achievement of Black students (Issues & Answers Report, REL 2009–No. 076). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs
Bazron, B., Osher, D., & Fleischman, S. (2005). Creating culturally responsive schools. Educational Leadership, 63(1), 83-84.
Garcia, S.B. & Ortiz, A.A. (2008). A framework for culturally and linguistically responsive design of response-to-intervention models. Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, 11(1), 24–41.
Garcia-Reid, P. (2007). Examining social capital as a mechanism for improving school engagement among low income Hispanic girls. Youth & Society, 39 (2), 164-181.
Gregory, A., Skiba, R., & Noguera, P. (2010). The achievement gap and the discipline gap: Two sides of the same coin? Educational Researcher, 39 (1), 59-68.
Gruber, J.E. & Fineran, S. (2008). Comparing the impact of bullying and sexual harassment victimization on the mental and physical health of adolescents. Sex Roles, 59 (1-2), 1-13.
Lee, J. & Bowen, N. (2006). Parent involvement, cultural capital, and the achievement gap among elementary school children. American Educational Research Journal, 43(2), 193-218.
National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) & Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), (2009). Listening to Latinas: Barriers to high school graduation. Downloaded April 29, 2011 from http://www.nwlc.org/resource/listening-latinas-barriers-high-school-graduation-0/
Reid, R., Peterson, N.A., Hughey, J., Garcia-Reid, P. (2006). School climate and adolescent drug use: Mediating effects of violence victimization in the urban high school context. Journal of Primary Prevention, 27 (3), 281-292.
Ross, J.A. & Berger, M. (2009). Equity and leadership: research-based strategies for school leaders. School Leadership and Management, 29 (5), 463-476.
Spera, C., Wentzel, K.R., & Matto, H.C. (2008). Parental aspirations for their children’s educational attainment: Relations to ethnicity, parental education, children’s academic performance, and parental perceptions of school climate. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 38:1140–1152.
US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. (October 26, 2010). “Dear Colleague Letter,” Downloaded 10/26/10 from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201010.html
Journal of Praxis in Multicultural Education: http://digitalcommons.library.unlv.edu/jpme/
Multicultural Perspectives: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/15210960.asp
Beyond Diversity Resource Center: http://www.beyonddiversity.org/index.html
Educators for Social Responsibility: http://esrnational.org/
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN): http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html
National Association for Multicultural Education: http://nameorg.org/
National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems: http://nccrest.org/index.html
Project Implicit: https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/
Rethinking Schools: http://www.rethinkingschools.org/index.shtml
Teaching Tolerance: http://www.tolerance.org/?source=redirect&url=teachingtolerance
Teaching Diverse Students Initiative: http://www.tolerance.org/tdsi/
The Education Alliance at Brown University: http://www.alliance.brown.edu/
US Department of Education’s Equity Assistance Centers: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/equitycenters/index.html
Us Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Prevention Resources: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/prevention.html