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Help for educators on equity issues. (Equity).

The U.S. Department of Education funds 10 equity assistance centers to provide assistance for school districts in areas of race, gender and national origin equity in order to promote equal education opportunities.

These centers help teachers, administrators and other school staff deal with concerns such as minority students being underrepresented in AP courses, gender fairness, hate crimes and language learning.

Here is a list of the 10 equity assistance centers and their Web site addresses.

Region I

The New England Equity Assistance Center serves Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. http://www.alliance.brown.edu/eac

Region II

The Equity Assistance Center serves New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. http://www.nyu.edu/education/ metrocenter/EAC.html

Region III

The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium serves the District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. www.maec.org

Region IV

The Southeastern Equity Center serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. www.southeastequity.org

Region V

Programs for Educational Opportunity serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. http://www.umich.edu/~eqtynet/eac.html

Region VI

The South Central Collaborative for Equity serves Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. www.idra.org/scce

Region VII

The Midwest Equity Assistance Center serves Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. http://mdac.educ.ksu.edu

Region VIII

The Interwest Equity Assistance Center serves Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. http://www.colostate.edu/programs/EAC /index.html

Region IX

The WestEd Center for Educational Equity serves Arizona, California and Nevada. http://web.wested.org/cs/wew/view/pj/188

Region X

The Equity Center serves Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa Micronesia, Guam, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands and the Republic of Palau. http://www.nwrel.org/cnorse
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