Equity Articles & Resources

  • KSD Equity Lens

    KSD Equity Lens (PDF)

    We value our diverse schools and communities, and we are committed to our mission of “Successfully preparing all students for their futures.” To achieve this, we are continuously working to identify and correct practices, policies, and procedures that perpetuate achievement and opportunity gaps, and disrupt institutional bias. For any policy, program, practice, or decision, our KSD Leaders have been equipped to consider five key equity questions. Our Equity Lens or Equity Analysis Tool is adapted from the Portland Public Schools and will be reviewed and updated by the Equity Council in the 2021-22 school year. 

    Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Resources

    Black Lives Matter at School Resources (NEA)

    Check out resources to help facilitate conversations about race, including classroom-appropriate lesson plans, guides on how to have tough conversations with peers and students, and more.

    Black Lives Matter at School.com

    We are educators, students, parents, families, community members fighting for racial justice in school!

    How to Support Students Reentering the Classroom After Facing Severe Disciplinary Actions

    The University of Southern California's online Master of Social Work program recently published a resource for parents, educators, and school staff that details the overrepresentation of Black students in school punishments, and provided six strategies to help students transition back to a traditional classroom.

    Learning for Justice

    Learning for Justice provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors, and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued, and welcome participants.

    Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide

    National Education Association (NEA): To better align and institutionalize racial equity into the work and practices of NEA, it is important that we understand the connection of racial justice to our mission, vision, core values, and strategic framework. 

    Talking About Race in the Classroom

    National Education Association, in collaboration with Race Forward.

    Anti-Defamation League

    A knowledge base of tools and resources specific to education in the classroom and community, also available Resources for Educators, Parents & Families.

    Embracerace: Raising a Brave Generation

    Resources, articles, and webinars for parents by parents.

    Talking About Race 

    Resources from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

    Resources on Understanding Bias & Privilege, Justice & More

    Resources from the National Association of School Psychologists. 

    Talking to Children After Racial Incidents

    Resource from the University of Pennsylvania. 

    Talking to Kids About Racial Violence

    New York Times articles. 

    Teaching About Race and Racism & Social Justice Issues

    Lesson Plans, resources, and activities. 

    Infographic on Racial Inequities in Public School Districts 

    Resource from the Washington State School Directors’ Association.


    GLSEN believes that every student has the right to a safe, supportive, and LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 education. We are a national network of educators, students, and local GLSEN Chapters working to make this right a reality. Our research and experience has shown that there are four major ways that schools can cultivate a safe and supportive environment for all of their students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 


    PFLAG is here to provide support, information, and resources for lgbtq+ people, their parents and families, and allies.




    These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Kent School District or KSD Equity Council of any of the products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual. The Kent School District bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

Last Modified on March 17, 2022