Excellence Through Equity Conference 2017

Excellence Through Equity Conference 2017
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The conference featured a pre-event screening of the impactful The Bad Kids documentary. Free film discussion guide & student activities are available on The Bad Kids Website.

Conference Description

The Excellence Through Equity Conference is designed to provide educators with the information and resources needed to eliminate the gaps in achievement, expectations, and opportunity for students from diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. The conference content focused on state priority aligned best practices that should be implemented to create equitable school environments for all learners.

Target Audience

School, district, and county level administrators and teachers.
District and school teams are encouraged.

Dates & Time

September 21-22, 2017 • 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Focus Statement

The 2017 Excellence through Equity Conference will focus on igniting a passion for authentic equity in Riverside County Schools to eliminate achievement and opportunity gaps for all students.

Expected Outcomes


      Participants will:

  • Deepen their understanding of the equity issues facing Riverside County, the state of California, and the nation.
  • Examine their own unconscious and implicit biases that may, unwittingly, contribute to inequities in our schools.
  • Learn how to address issues of equity in everyday practice and include in all areas of the Local Control Accountability Plan.
  • Build on past conference experiences and continue to develop a renewed passion for ensuring that every student in Riverside County will graduate from college well prepared for college and the work force.