Elizabeth Public Schools to conduct districtwide equity survey

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    The Elizabeth Public Schools, through its partner The Panasonic Foundation, will be conducting a major district wide survey that addresses the issue of equity.

    The System-wide Equity Framework and Assessment Tool (SEFAT) will poll participants to determine what they think of the phrase “All Means All.” The survey is being conducted to help ensure schools are promoting rigorous instruction for all students and will provide all members of the school community, including staff members, students and parents the opportunity to provide comments on important topics pertaining to equity, expectations, and excellence.

    The Panasonic Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to improving public education, developed this tool as a way to advance its work around the foundation’s mission to break the links between race, poverty, and educational outcomes by improving the academic and social success of all students.

    The SEFAT is designed to leverage the information gathered by members of the entire learning community for the purpose of developing informed strategic actions that ensure high performance outcomes for all students.

    Elizabeth Public Schools will be conducting the survey beginning on October 20 at 8 a.m. and will conclude the survey on October 24 at 4p.m. The survey will be administered in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

    Superintendent of Schools Olga Hugelmeyer believes this survey will lead to greater performance by students and staff.

    For further information, please visit www.epsnj.org.