Equity and Inclusion Toolkit
Department of Education (PDE) offers Pennsylvania schools access to its Equity
and Inclusion Toolkit, a resource to help schools prevent and respond to
racially charged and bias-related incidents in their communities.
their best, students must feel safe in school,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “A
healthy and safe environment can help our students thrive, and every student
regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity or
expression should be provided the opportunity to learn free from
discrimination, fear, or harassment. My administration is dedicated to
improving education in Pennsylvania and we’ll continue working to ensure every
student has the opportunity to excel.”
additional resources are below.
and Inclusion Toolkit is one of a series of resources PDE began providing to
the commonwealth’s schools following high-visibility incidents in several
schools following the November 2016 election. When those incidents occurred,
the Administration acted quickly to condemn them as acts of bigotry and
intolerance, and released a video to
share a message of diversity and inclusion.
Office of Safe Schools has a hotline (717-705-0353) for districts to report
bias-related incidents to streamline the collection of information about an
incident and connect a district with services and supports more
quickly. PDE also provided resources, including a crisis plan template and
curriculum guides, available online to