On December 10, the Iowa City Community School District released its Comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Action Plan, 2019-2022. The Plan, which seeks to address the inequities that arise in many different facets of the K-12 system, was co-constructed through an inclusive engagement process that began with the drafting of a Comprehensive Equity Plan in 2014-15.
Equity Implemented Partnership team member Rachel Maller presented at the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) Conference in Chicago as part of a symposium entitled, “Leveraging Research-Practice Partnerships for Insights into School Climate Experiences and Impacts in Racially Diverse Districts.”
The Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and the Equity Implemented Partnership released a report on Tuesday, June 11 that describes student experiences of school climate in the District’s schools. The report details results from a survey administered to all 5th through 12th grade students in the ICCSD in February 2019 as well as trends in student experiences from 2016.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. This year, as part of the AERA Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop, undergraduate fellows presented their research in a poster presentation format.
In early April, Jocelyn Roof, Nicole Nucaro, and Zoe Swinton represented the University--and the Equity Implemented Partnership--at the annual Research in the Capitol event at the Statehouse in Des Moines.