CAN Equity Blog

The CAN Equity Blog is an information resource where local, state and national data and research are used to better understand local equity challenges, local efforts to address equity challenges are highlighted, effective practices from other communities are examined, and ideas for expanding equity are advanced. Opinions expressed are those of CAN staff and not necessarily those of the CAN partner agencies. If you have any content that you would like to share on the CAN Equity Blog, please email that information to CAN’s Executive Director, Raul Alvarez: ralvarez@canatx.org

Absenteeism and Mobility Interrupt Student Learning

April 5 2017 | Raul Alvarez

Missing school and changing schools within the same school year impact students’ ability to learn. The E3 Alliance has released new data on the impacts of mobility and chronic absenteeism on student outcomes. Low-income students have higher rates of student mobility than non low-income students and are more likely to be chronically absent.  The E3 […]

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UT Releases Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

April 5 2017 | Raul Alvarez

The University of Texas at Austin has released its first university-wide diversity and inclusion plan. It will serve as a blueprint for creating a more inclusive campus culture and includes strategies to strengthen minority undergraduate and graduate student enrollment and to create more inclusive classroom environments. A few recommended action items are… ensure diverse representation […]

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Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism Shares Report

April 5 2017 | Raul Alvarez

Tomorrow, Austin City Council will consider adopting the report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities which is co-chaired by AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz and Huston-Tillotson University President Colete Pierce Burnette. The Task Force provided a briefing of their report to the Austin City Council yesterday in a Council Work Session. The […]

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