Public schools in Louisiana and across the country are facing significant challenges resulting from the pandemic which has made inequities present in our state increasingly visible; inequities that include limited access to food, physical and mental health care, transportation, technology, housing, and more – all of which significantly impact a student’s opportunity to learn. School closures due to COVID-19 have placed a spotlight on the impact of these inequities and it is vital that schools and districts, as they are preparing for the fall and beyond, keep educational equity central so that our response to these unprecedented circumstances does not compound disparities that already existed for economically disadvantaged students and students of color.
For that purpose, the Urban League of Louisiana is sharing a framework for statewide education equity. This framework outlines the Urban League’s commitment to see equity infrastructure built into our education systems moving forward so that all students and families have the resources and support to succeed in school and in life. Read our strategic approach.