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About nationalequityproject

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

There is No Neutral on Racism and Hate: Back to School for White Educators

by Kathleen Osta, Managing Director, Midwest Region, National Equity Project Last year, my colleague LaShawn Routé Chatmon and I wrote this piece in EdWeek — “5 Steps for Liberating Public Education From Its Deep Racial Bias.” We made the case that in order to … Continue reading

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This Moment

“We must be impatient for change. Let us remember that our voice is a precious gift and we must use it.” – Claudia Flores, Center for American Progress America is facing a humanitarian crisis at and within her borders. As citizens, we are … Continue reading

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Our Freedoms Are Eternally Won

“Words like freedom, justice, and democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what they are.  It takes enormous…effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.”   – James … Continue reading

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Holiday Greetings: Let the Light of Justice Shine

As 2014 draws to a close, we add our voice to the millions of people all over the world struggling to make meaning, take productive action and maintain a sense of optimism in the face of injustice. We lift up … Continue reading

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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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