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CA Equity Performance and Improvement Program

The California Equity Performance and Improvement Program (CEPIP) provides funds to support and build capacity within county offices of education (COEs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and schools to promote equity in California schools.

Legislative Authorization

Budget Act of 2017, Assembly Bill 99, Section 87 appropriated $2.5 Million ($2,500,000) to establish the CEPIP.

Purpose

To support and build capacity within COEs, LEAs, and schools to promote equity for disadvantaged student populations in California schools. The CEPIP will build the capacity of COEs, LEAs, and schools in order to implement proven or promising evidence-based program and practices, specially targeted at building equity and narrowing the achievement and opportunity gaps for all underserved students.

Lead Agencies will:

  • Develop new resources and activities
  • Disseminate information on effective equity practices
  • Develop and provide trainings, conferences, and workshops
  • Work with partnering LEAs and schools and their targeted student population.

Funding Description

The CEPIP is a two-year grant period, starting on July 1, 2018, and ending on June 30, 2020.

Funding Results for the CEPIP for fiscal years (FY) 2018–19 and FY 2019–20. The total grant allocation is $2,500,000.

Lead Agencies Contact Information Homepage
San Diego County Office of Education   San Diego County Office of Education: Equity Grant homepage External link opens in new window or tab.
Santa Clara County Office of Education Kathy Wahl, Director
408-453-6554
Kathy_Wahl@sccoe.org

California 1 Highway To Success for All homepage External link opens in new window or tab.

Santa Clara County Office of Education: Inclusion Collaborative homepage External link opens in new window or tab.

Equity Conferences and Workshops

Lead agencies host equity conferences that are open to all:

Lead Agency Conference Title Date Location
San Diego COE Equity Symposium 2018 External link opens in new window or tab. August 27–28, 2018 San Diego
San Diego COE Equity Conference External link opens in new window or tab. January 16–17, 2020 San Diego
Santa Clara COE Inclusioneers United External link opens in new window or tab. October 24–26, 2018 San Jose
Santa Clara COE Inclusioneers Impact External link opens in new window or tab. October 23–24, 2019 San Jose
Santa Clara COE Equity Practices for English Learners External link opens in new window or tab. April 11, 2019, 10:00am–2:30pm Santa Clara County Office of Education (In person or virtual)
Santa Clara COE Understanding Muslim Students: Fostering an Inclusive Environment External link opens in new window or tab. May 1, 2019, 9:30–11:30am

Santa Clara County Office of Education (In person only)

Santa Clara COE Inclusioneers Transform External link opens in new window or tab. September 23–24, 2020 Online Conference

Reports to the Legislature

Equity Resources, Tools, and Best Practice

Resources

COVID-19 Equity Resources


Data For the People: Prioritizing Equity in California's State Longitudinal Data System External link opens in new window or tab.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Resources for Classrooms External link opens in new window or tab.

Educator Excellence and Equity Division

Educator Equity: LCAP Addendum Criteria & Guidance

Gender Equity/Title IX

Quality Schooling Framework: Equity

Quality Schooling Framework: Equity Video

Tools

Family Engagement Framework (PDF)

Learning Policy Institute: Making ESSA's Equity Promise Real: State Strategies to Close the Opportunity Gap External link opens in new window or tab.

Taking Deeper Learning to Scale External link opens in new window or tab.

Ensuring Equity in California

Best Practices

Branching Out: Designing High School Math Pathways for Equity External link opens in new window or tab.

Black Minds Matter: Supporting the Educational Success of Black Children in California External link opens in new window or tab.

Equity and Equality Are Not Equal External link opens in new window or tab.

The Majority Report: Supporting the Success of Latino Students in California External link opens in new window or tab.

Questions: Integrated Student Support and Programs Office | equity@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0836 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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