Overview

The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) program area is responsible for driving the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE) internal and external efforts to better serve under-represented, marginalized, and at-risk students and their families. This effort involves ensuring access to supportive learning environments across Arizona, identifying cross-agency collaboration opportunities and creating a strategic plan for equity initiatives.  EDI will work with ADE’s Policy and Government Relations team to suggest legislative actions necessary to facilitate equity for all Arizona students and take part in various task force groups that focus on equity issues, (i.e., Latinx Advisory Council, the African American Advisory Council, and the Culturally Inclusive Practices Advisory Council). EDI will oversee the Office of Indian Education, School Health & Safety, and the Zip Code Project.