We are working toward continued engagement with research, policy, and practice to improve the quality of education for Pre K-12 students of color from historically marginalized and underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in North Carolina. This vision for achieving racial equity in NC schools includes:
Students, parents, educators, and schools respect and meet the needs of students of color through valuing the perspectives and experiences of these students and their families within the school community.
School communities are welcome, nurturing spaces for students of color and values the racial/ethnic diversity of our society throughout its internal positions, structures, and practices.
All members of the broader community work to dismantle barriers to educational opportunity by confronting and acknowledging how racial discrimination influences uneven and inequitable access to resources and opportunities that would promote social mobility for students of color.
This is a vision where students love school and schools love their students, where the impact of improved racial equity is observed through improved academic performance and emotional, social, and physical well-being of all children in North Carolina.