The Coalition for Educational Equity provides innovative resources, research-based training, and technical assistance and consultation to school district leaders throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. It is housed within Catalyst @ Penn GSE at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education.


About the Coalition

Since 2004, the focus of our work has been to develop networks of school districts and school district leaders that are focused on eliminating achievement and attainment disparities defined by race/ethnicity, economics, gender, or (dis)ability.

Our members share a commitment to ensure that all students have equitable opportunities to access high-level, meaningful, and engaging learning experiences, while actively eliminating institutional barriers in district and school policy and practice that limit or deny this access. 

Educational Equity in District Policy and Action.

Coalition for Educational Equity – History, Mission & Vision

Penn GSE Consortia for Equity and Excellence

Since their inception in 2004, the Penn GSE Excellence and Equity Consortia have served well over 200 districts. We have partnered with multiple County Intermediate Units in Pennsylvania, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York, the College Board, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, and the Educational Testing Service to systemically address achievement and opportunity gaps from a big-picture perspective.   

Membership in the Penn GSE Excellence and Equity Consortia offers: 

  • Evidence-based professional learning from nationally-recognized scholars and practitioners.
  • Innovative strategies for addressing district-school organizational and instructional issues, and student underachievement.
  • Leadership learning opportunities for middle and high school students of color.
  • Enhanced recruitment of administrators and teachers of color.
  • Support in the development and implementation of equity-informed district strategic plans.
  • Sharing of leadership and learning experiences.
  • Regular, active collaboration with other consortium districts to examine policies and share promising practices.

Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence & Equity (DVCEE)

Founded in 2004, DVCEE currently serves 38 school districts in Greater Philadelphia along with three county intermediate units and the Pennsylvania State Education Association. 

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DVCEE Job Board & Mailing List

We invite you to browse the DVCEE job board, a community resource board of job postings created by the DVCEE member districts. Please note that it is not managed by DVCEE, and DVCEE makes no guarantee about the positions listed or any aspects of employment. Please contact the posters directly for further questions or information. And please be sure to mention DVCEE as your referral source as appropriate.

If you’d like to sign up for more DVCEE news (in addition to job posting highlights), please sign up for the DVCEE Educators of Color mailing list.

New Jersey Consortia for Excellence through Equity (NJCEE)

In partnership with the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA), we are providing support to 42 school districts in the North, South, and Central regions of the state.

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Long Island Consortium for Excellence & Equity

We are currently partnering with the Nassau and Eastern Suffolk Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to provide support to 32 school districts throughout Long Island. 

Upcoming Activities

Contact Us

Tomea Sippio-Smith, Director 
Coalition for Educational Equity

Dayna Muñiz, Associate Director
Coalition for Educational Equity