Equity Lab

Educational equity means all students have access to excellent teachers and receive the same high-quality education regardless of socioeconomic status, race or geographic location. The Equity Lab provides data to local school communities about educational inequity. This also provides an opportunity to identify causes of inequity and develop strategies to address it.

Who’s invited?

Teams of educators and stakeholders from local communities are invited to be a part of the Equity Lab to explore data, identify causes and develop strategies for ensuring all students have access to excellent teachers.

What’s the purpose?

The Missouri Equity Lab serves as a vehicle for crucial conversations among stakeholders to build the framework for the development of a district equity plan to address educational inequities identified in their community.

How does it work?

The district planning team creates concrete, actionable steps for stakeholder commitments that promote educational equity and support the implementation of the equity plan to ensure equitable access to excellent educators.

Where can I find more information?

The U.S. Department of Education approved the Missouri Equity Lab, which outlines strategies to close the equity gap in schools. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Education can provide more information regarding the national perspective on equity in education and what states are doing to close the gap.


Jeff Freeland
Equity Lab Consultant