At SCHOOLWORKS®, we are committed to fostering practices that promote equitable environments for all students. See how our ongoing initiatives and services can support your organization's equity improvement journey.

We recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements of organizational success and quality.

SchoolWorks is currently engaged in a multitude of efforts that directly support schools and districts in elevating the equity of learning opportunities and outcomes for all students.

Since 2018, all standard SchoolWorks reviews have provided evidence-based feedback to educators about the equity of systemic and instructional practices. We also offer specialized Equity Audits, and regularly support school and district teams in equity-focused improvement planning.

Recognizing the sensitivity of this work, SchoolWorks has built a team of specialists who are practiced in facilitating the difficult conversations that are integral to equity-focused improvement.

We also carefully track and monitor the racial diversity of our project teams in an effort to consistently reflect the demographics of student populations served by our clients.

We strive to continually develop culturally responsive mindsets among our staff and project teams.

SchoolWorks has designated an internal Diversity Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force to oversee and manage the company’s continually evolving DEI efforts.

The task force is responsible for developing and facilitating regular DEI training for SchoolWorks employees and consultants to ensure that all SchoolWorks representatives bring an equitable and inclusive lens to all of our work.

The task force also spearheads the development of tools and resources for the company’s client-facing DEI Audits and Improvement Planning supports. We regularly invest in modifying and improving these resources to reflect the most current research of effective practices linked to positive student outcomes.

Learning and Insights

Discover groundbreaking insights on advancing equity in education by accessing our latest white paper. Explore lessons from the DEIB movement and uncover essential keys to success in creating equitable learning environments. 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Schools: What Matters Most

The landscape of education is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by a pressing need to address long-standing inequities within our schools. In this white paper, we explore the challenges and triumphs experienced by five independent schools in our year-long Advancing Equity Cohort, uncovering essential keys to success and dispelling common misconceptions surrounding equity work.

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We invest in developing programs and practices designed to advance equity work within the sector at large.

In 2023, SchoolWorks launched the Advancing Equity Cohort. As part of this initiative, five schools across the country are engaging in year-long equity-focused professional development rooted in needs-aligned planning and peer-supported plan implementation.

The program aimed to surface common strengths and areas of need, unpack complex systematic challenges, identify strategies to elevate equity, and provide peer-based support for strategy implementation.

To measure progress, the program was framed by two Equity Audits at each school. The first took place in the Fall of 2022 and the second in the Fall of 2023. Progress and insights from the initiative will be assembled and shared with the education sector at large with the purpose of advancing equity-improvement work. SchoolWorks offered this experience to participating schools at no cost.

Meet our Advancing equity Cohort facilitators

our EQUITY-FOCUSED partnerships


Equity-focused improvement is challenging work. As you consider your next steps on this journey, please reach out to us. We are happy to schedule a Zoom call to learn more about your support needs.

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