Midwest Equity Assistance Center
Welcome to the Midwest Equity Assistance Center. The MEAC provides technical assistance, professional development, and information dissemination in race equity, gender equity and national origin equity to state and local educational agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. At the request of public school districts, including charter and magnet schools, center staff provide a variety of free services and resources, including professional development workshops, institutes, conferences, and in-service training for teachers, administrators and parents.
Cultural Norms and Equity
Click on the Cultural Norms picture to the right to see our animated video addressing cultural norms. A list of discussion questions and a group activity are also available.
Thank you to all of the participants in the College and Career Ready Standards webinar. The webinar addressed the hidden rules or assumptions of College and Career Readiness in the context of culture and viewing student experiences as assets to the educational setting. If you missed it click here to watch, and here for the handouts and powerpoint.
Mark your calendars for the next year's Update - October 10-11, 2013 (same dates as this year!) Here is the 2012 Equity Update page.
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Katherine and Tonnie talk to Vincent Omni, Safe and Supportive School Coordinator from the Kansas Department of Education. Vincent talks about the Office of Safe and Healty Students grant from the U.S. Dept. of Education and what is going on in Kansas around the three pillars of safety, engagement and environment.