The Metropolitan Center for Research on
Equity and the Transformation of Schools

The Education Ecosystem: Who is Involved?

Based on a review of existing research, principles of the initiative, and extensive input from education stakeholders working in the field, we developed a Theory of Action that guided the development of the framework. At the center of the framework are well-educated, well-rounded, and healthy students, families, and communities, who participate in strong and equitable schools and school systems. Surrounding this center are the multiple actors that collaborate to create an ecosystem of equity reform. Click through the image below to learn about each part of this ecosystem.