Free Download: How to Get Started with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Districts across the country are fostering environments in which students and staff thrive by adopting policies and practices for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging (DEIB). However, we often struggle with finding data to inform decisions around these issues. Download this article to read six steps to consider for getting started, summed up here: 

  1. Clearly Define What Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Mean for Your District.

With your DEIB team, clearly define each separate concept. Align definitions with the district’s mission and goals.

  1. Assess your Current Environment.

Before we dig deep into relevant data, we must gain an understanding of student and staff demographics to identify key characteristics about the students, staff, and community.

  1. Identify Key Performance Indicators to Measure DEIB.

Identify and track the most impactful DEIB metrics for your district. Examples are provided in the article. 

  1. Develop a Playbook for Success.

Define a playbook that starts with a clear vision for success, including that of each individual child. 

  1. Develop Essential Questions to Monitor Progress.

Download the article to learn three essential questions to provide guidance and monitor progress along the way. 

  1. Provide a Dashboard to Improve Communications and Promote Action.

A diversity, equity, and inclusion dashboard is an important tool that provides organizations with a visual representation of their DEIB status and progress.

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