Leading for Equity


21CSLA Equity Statement


Leaders for equity transform education to improve access, opportunity, and inclusion for students and adults, especially those who are systemically marginalized and historically underserved, so that they can thrive.

Strategies include:

  • Providing responsive, just-in-time professional learning to emerging issues and circumstances
  • Prioritizing issues of equity and building capacity to lead for equity within all professional learning
  • Practicing continuous improvement that uses multiple sources and types of data to identify issues of access, opportunity, and inclusion, especially those who are systemically marginalized and historically underserved.

Goals & Outcomes


Area 1

21CSLA Collaboration Structure



Create ongoing meeting and work group structures that facilitate the collaborative work of the project.

Area 2

Advisory Committee


Create a process for ongoing stakeholder input and engagement.

Area 3

Distance and Digital Professional Learning Hub



Create a support hub for all 21CSLA Center activities with priority focus on supporting the development of leading for equity (Areas 4, 5, 6, & 8). Provide prioritized support to RAs upon request.

Area 4

21CSLA Digital Resource Platform


Create a robust web-based environment to provide access to relevant resources, research, and events that are open to all leaders in Title II serving schools and districts.

Area 5

21CSLA Research



Engage with the research community to develop Research Practice Partnerships that creates a 21CSLA research agenda.

Area 6

Communities of Practice (CoP)


Facilitate small, sustained, and role-alike professional learning cohorts grounded in leadership for equity, continuous improvement, and distance/digital learning.

Area 7

Localized Professional Learning



Provide additional professional learning, informed by regional needs and local input, that complements and is aligned to the offerings developed by 21CSLA.

Area 8

Leadership Coaching


Provide individualized coaching that is built on relational trust, aligned to the CPSEL, focused on equity-centered problems of practice using continuous improvement principles.