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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

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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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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