Phoenix-Talent Schools believes in. and is committed to, honoring the inherent worth and dignity of every human being. We believe in, and are committed to, creating an inclusive culture where every student, staff member, and family feels seen, heard, and validated in their existence as a human being. We believe in, and are committed to, fostering a culture of belonging where people can show up as their full and authentic selves. In short, we believe and are committed to creating and maintaining an antiracist and equitable school environment.
Equity in education is the notion that each and every learner will receive the necessary resources they need individually to thrive in Oregon’s schools, no matter what their national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, differently abled, first language, or other distinguishing characteristics. Source: Oregon Equity Lens.
The wide range of national, ethnic, and other backgrounds of residents co-existing within a geographical area. The term is often used to include aspects of a person’s identity including race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, physical mobility, disability, language, gender, gender identity, faith identity, or sexual orientation. Source: Source: Institute for Democratic Renewal and Project Change Anti-Racism Initiative. A Community Builder's Tool Kit.
Authentic invitation to and participation of traditionally excluded groups or individuals into a process, activity, decision-making, etc. Inclusion involves authentic and empowered interaction and participation by all stakeholders who then share a sense of belonging. Sources: 1. Race Equity and Inclusion Guide, Annie E. Casey Foundation; 2. Crossroads Charlotte Individual Initiative Scorecard for Organizations Scorecard Overview.