Equity + Education

Equitable education means giving every student access to the resources and educational rigor they need regardless of race, gender, language, disability, family background, or family income. The goal is for all children to achieve their highest potential as individuals and to become productive members of society.

The Equity and Education subcommittee has chosen three main focus areas for 2022:  

  1. WESTERLY HILLS ACADEMY + CORE CHURCH – Expand support for students and families in zip code 28208 many of whom are negatively impacted by poverty, hunger, lack of affordable housing stability, (over)working parents, and lack of transportation. Explore opportunities for partnering with Core Church to support these families
  2. COVID-19 TRAUMA – Ensure training for partners (teachers, administrators, tutors) to understand the added layer of trauma created by the pandemic and the mental/emotional health consequences.
  3. LITERACY – Encourage best practices for reading mastery (a bellwether predictor for success in school) from the earliest possible age and engage more FPC members in proven effective literacy programs.

Featured Resources

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For science of reading implementation, strong instructional materials are essential

Equity in Education

The teacher is the key factor in literacy instruction. But teachers need strong instructional materials. Choosing wisely is essential.

5-10 minutes


Public education takes hit in Senate budget

Equity in Education

The Republican-led Senate released its budget proposal for the next two years on Monday, and the items included suggest that public education is not a priority.

30-60 minutes


Education advocates take on this year’s legislative session

Equity in Education

As we cross the midway point for the legislative session in the North Carolina General Assembly, education continues to be the focal point of a number of bills that have been introduced in both the House and the Senate.

10-30 minutes

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