Great Lakes Equity Center is a technical assistance and research center located at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. Established in 2011, the Center provides technical assistance, resources, professional learning opportunities, and conducts research related to equity, civil rights, and systemic school reform.
What Racial Opportunity Costs (ROC) Means for Black Lives in Schools
Expanding on the Racial Opportunity Cost framework, as presented in a previous Equity Spotlight Podcast, Dr. Venzant Chambers invited a panel of professors, parents, and students to discuss their experience with Racial Opportunity Costs, particularly in relation to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Educational Experiences of Students with Multiply-Marginalized Identities: A Qualitative Research Synthesis of Disability Research
This Equity Spotlight Podcast is based on the authors’ qualitative research paper, in which they synthesized studies from 2006 to 2018 about students' experiences. Specifically, the authors discuss students' experiences, how students made sense of their disability labels within the education system, and how they negotiate—and potentially challenge—these labels within school settings.
Using Positionality to Amplify a Black Mother's Voice [in Special Education]
In this Equity Spotlight Podcast, the authors discuss the experiences that Joyce has had as a Black mother whose son is in Special Education. We highlight the intersectional issues of disability and race when advocating for fair treatment of Black youth in the K-12 public school system. Coming from different positions allows us to confirm that these occurrences are not situational, but common within the education systems, violating regulations of the education system.
Collateral Consequences: Hindering the Engagement of Black Fathers in K-12 Educational Settings
The purpose of this Equity Spotlight Podcast is to counter the pervasive stereotypes about Black fathers, specifically as it relates to their lack of involvement in their children's education. The goals of this podcast are to discuss: (1) Black fathers’ relationships with schools; (2) how Black fathers engage in K-12 schools; and, (3) how schools create barriers for Black fathers.
Understanding Benton Harbor and School Choice
This Equity Spotlight Podcast highlights issues of school choice and the ways that cases like Benton Harbor can help school districts understand the historical constraints that explain relevant contemporary educational issues.
Implications of De/segregation and School Choice
This Equity Spotlight Podcast, a follow-up conversation to the Virtual Roundtable of the same name, explains the origins of open enrollment; discusses the implications of open enrollment for de/segregation in urban and suburban schools; and addresses questions raised from the preceding Virtual Roundtable about open enrollment/school choice and de/segregation.