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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

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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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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Changing Education Paradigms

This video has been passed around our colleagues lately. It’s a great overview of some of the paradigm shift we are attempting to effect, albeit a somewhat apolitical version of it.  As an argument for the kind of education system we need in the … Continue reading

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We’ve Launched!

Thank you to the 200+ friends, educators, community members, and supporters who attended our launch event, Deliver on the Promise: Leading for Equity in Schools and Communities on October 29, 2010.  We were proud to host Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder … Continue reading

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Waiting For Superman Screening | October 7, 2010

On October 7, 2010, The National Equity Project hosted a small screening of the controversial new film, Waiting for ‘Superman’.  We were joined by over 100 educators, parents, and community members from throughout our network at the Piedmont Theater in … Continue reading

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Notes on Leading for Equity | Back From Toronto

We will feature timely reflections from The National Equity Project Leading For Equity project staff.  Here is the first reflection from Senior Director, Victor Cary. As our organization transitions from the Bay Area Coalition for Equitable Schools to The National … Continue reading

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Coaches Root Out Deep Bias

The National Equity Project coaching model is featured in this month’s Journal of Staff Development.  Download the article, “Coaches root out deep bias,” by Valerie von Frank at http://www.learningforward.com. Victor Cary, Senior Director and Tom Malarkey, Impact 2012 Program Manager/Senior … Continue reading

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US Department of Education Outlines “Equity Agenda”

“U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today said his department would push for policies promoting equity in the schools for poor and minority students, in particular announcing plans for an Equity and Excellence Commission to promote fiscal equity among schools.” … Continue reading

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Equity in Action – Think College Now Elementary

Powerful footage of  principal (and BayCES board member) David Silver testifying before congress about “equity in action” at Think College Now Elementary in Oakland, CA. BayCES has served as a critical partner to David in founding the school in 2003, … Continue reading

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