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About thenationalequityproject

At the National Equity Project, we believe every child has a right to a quality education. We coach people to become the powerful leaders who make good on that promise.

Being Human 2012

A few weeks ago I attended the Being Human 2012 conference in San Francisco. I wasn’t sure what I would gain by attending the conference, but the subject matter seemed intriguing, and at least tangentially relevant to the National Equity … Continue reading

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Coaching for Equity Institutes – Coach Training & Professional Development

Registration is open for this summer’s Coaching for Equity Institutes, taking place in Oakland, CA in June and August.  Since 2007, over 400 educators and professional coaches have attended our annual summer institutes.  You can read more about the Institute … Continue reading

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The Dropout Crisis: Solutions from Castlemont High

I spent this morning listening to a great segment on our local NPR affiliate KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny.  The segment, entitled “The Dropout Crisis: Solutions” was broadcast from the auditorium of Oakland’s Castlemont High School and featured guests Fania … Continue reading

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But That’s Just Good Teaching!

Last week’s event with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings was phenomenal.  We co-sponsored the event at Oakland High School with Mills College’s Center for Urban School Partnerships and couldn’t be more grateful for the folks at Mills for getting this great event … Continue reading

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Community Agreements

When teams and other groups engage in ongoing work together toward a common vision, it is often helpful to form a set of Community Agreements.  Community Agreements are developed among a group as a collective vision for how they want … Continue reading

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Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings in Oakland | March 8, 2012

We are pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Mills College School of Education, Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships. The Center for Urban Schools and Partnerships presents their year-long series: Preparing Educators and Youth in a Racist World. Dr. … Continue reading

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Adora Svitak Talks Learning Partnerships

A couple weeks ago our staff met for our annual mid-year retreat.  We opened the day watching an inspirational Ted Talk from twelve-year old author and poet Adora Svitak. I was struck not only by her poise, humor and eloquence, … Continue reading

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Inspiration from James Baldwin: A letter from our Executive Director

I recently reread James Baldwin’s 1963 “Talk to Teachers,” which inspired me when I was a high school teacher of History and African American Studies, and still resonates powerfully today. I am writing to update you on the work of … Continue reading

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Chinyelu Martin Talks Radio in Black and White

Last Friday our Senior Director Chinyelu Martin had the opportunity to talk with Emmy Award winner Rick Wilson and his co-host Skot Welch on their radio show Radio in Black and White, based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Chin Martin … Continue reading

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Equity Conversations among Mentors and New Teachers: Partner Profile

Last year we engaged in a yearlong partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) program.  This new video provides an overview of that partnership and how new teacher mentors (“support providers”) … Continue reading

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