Establish Online Networks
Create a shared online workspace to house equity material and other information relevant to your workgroup.
Host Webinar to Raise Awareness
Host a webinar to raise awareness about equitable access to great teachers and leaders in your region or state, and distribute related information to participants.
Leverage a Variety of Communication Channels to Highlight Effects of Distribution Issues
In written and oral communication through strategic venues and by high-profile leaders, highlight the effects of inequitable access to great teachers and leaders on educational outcomes.
Leverage Educator Preparation Program Screening and Recruitment Partnerships
Develop candidate screening and recruitment practices, and leverage state and district partnerships to increase the likelihood that candidates will be successful in high-need schools and will be drawn to teach in them.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg's 2010 Strategic Initiative
In 2010, Charlotte-Mecklenburg (in North Carolina) prioritized the equitable access to effective teachers in the school district as a key objective in its overall goal of providing effective educators for all students. Specifically, the school district called for high-need schools to have teachers and administrators with the same experience and degrees for teachers in schools recognized as Schools of Excellence and Distinction. The strategic initiative was announced in the media; highlighted prominently on the district website; and referenced in presentations to the school board, community organizations, parent groups, and school-level personnel.http://www.aspeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/content/docs/pubs/ED_Case_Study_Strategic_Staffing.pdf