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News & Events

The Equity Assistance Center publishes a quarterly thematic newsletter on timely topics, such as civil rights on the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka and professional learning communities. Publications are either topic driven or trainer's models for workshops, and events focus on professional development.

Latest News 

December 7, 2015
ELL Superintendent Institute: Supporting English Language Learners (ELLs)

August 25, 2015
Promising Possibilities: Technology Supports For Student Learning
A One-Day Summer Institute For Teachers (K-12, Pre-Service And In-Service) And College Faculty

May 27, 2015
Repeat Presentation - Restorative Justice in Schools: Highlights of Research and Practice in the U.S.
This webinar is co-sponsored by the Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd and the Equity Assistance Center Region II.

April 29, 2015
Restorative Justice in Schools:  Highlights of Research and Practice in the U.S.
This webinar is co-sponsored by the Region IX Equity Assistance Center at WestEd and the Equity Assistance Center Region II.

February 17, 2015
Strong Positive Behavior and Intervention Support System
In collaboration between Touro College and University Systems in New York and California, the Region IX Equity Assistance Center (EAC) at WestEd, the Region II EAC at Touro NY, and the Napa Valley Unified School District, this webinar will explore the increasing trend across the nation of disproportionality in discipline and emerging strategies to address this issue.

February 12, 2015
Symposium in Honor of Black History Month
Civil and Voting Rights: Past, Present, and Future

December 10, 2014
Bilingual Program Structure Training
The Equity Assistance Center Region 2 at Touro College (a federally funded program that assists public schools) and the New Jersey Department of Education have created online Bilingual Program Structure Training modules for educators interested in bilingual education.

September 20, 2014
Mary Cowhey workshop
The Equity Assistance Center (EAC) Region II is sponsoring a workshop for NYC public school teachers, parents, and student teachers on family engagement. Mary Cowhey, author of Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades and co-founder of Families with Power/Familias con Poder will lead the workshop. She will discuss the benefits, successes and challenges of engaging families and communities in meaningful ways. She will also describe the popular education approach used by Families with Power/Familias con Poder to build authentic com-munity partnerships and develop grassroots leadership among par-ents and guardians.

August 20, 2014
There are many free technological teaching and learning resources that students and schools, especially low-income schools, can access now thanks to the corporate commitments that were made to support President Obama’s ConnectED Initiative. Teachers, principals and district staff should act quickly to take advantage of offerings like free software and digital books. Please share the news with your networks to ensure that students in low-income schools in particular can take advantage of these resources. All details can be found on the White House ConnectED website: