Author Archives: Sara Gray

About Sara Gray

Director of Communications & Marketing at the National Equity Project www.nationalequityproject.org

The National Equity Project Blog Has Moved!

The National Equity Project has a new website, and a new blog! Most of our blog content lives there now. Visit us at https://www.nationalequityproject.org/blog and subscribe to our newsletter. We won’t be updating this blog site for the foreseeable future. … Continue reading

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Kindness eases change. Love quiets fear.

Kindness eases change. Love quiets fear. And a sweet and powerful Positive obsession Blunts pain, Diverts rage, And engages each of us In the greatest, The most intense Of our chosen struggles. – Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents At … Continue reading

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We Dare Say Love

We were honored to host a small gathering to celebrate the launch of We Dare Say Love: Supporting Achievement in the Educational Life of Black Boys.  The book, edited by Na’ilah Suad Nasir (NEP Boardmember), Christopher Chatmon, and Jarvis Givens, chronicles the … Continue reading

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America to Me in Oakland

Last weekend, National Equity Project was honored to host America to Me’s Oakland Training in partnership with Participant Media. The free training convened over 60 educators, students, administrators, activists and others at Oakland Tech High School. Participants came together to … Continue reading

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5 Steps for Liberating Public Education From Its Deep Racial Bias

National Equity Project Executive Director LaShawn Routé Chatmon and Regional Director Kathleen Osta authored a piece in this week’s Education Week newspaper on 5 Steps for Liberating Public Education From Its Deep Racial Bias. The article outlines ways to implement social emotional … Continue reading

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Leading for Equity in Battle Creek, MI

We are so proud and inspired by our colleagues in Battle Creek, Michigan. NEP has supported the Battle Creek Vision for the past year as they have worked to take renewed action around creating equitable opportunities for all students in their community. This … Continue reading

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NEP Incubating the Black Teacher Project

“Every child deserves a Black teacher.” We are excited to announce another new partnership – with the Black Teacher Project! The Black Teacher Project (BTP) recruits, develops, and sustains Black teachers for schools in the United States. Their goal is … Continue reading

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Instructional Coaching | Beyond Best Practices

“Coaching is becoming popular, in part, because many educational leaders recognize the old form of professional development, built around traditional in-service sessions for teachers, simply doesn’t affect student achievement” (Knight 2006). Instructional coaching alone doesn’t necessarily support teachers to be … Continue reading

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Facilitator As Host: Host Your Next Meeting

The holiday season has passed and by now we’re all fully back in work mode.  But there’s no reason you can’t keep that warm, welcoming feeling alive throughout the year, even at your school or workplace. Your meetings may not … Continue reading

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Make the Most of Your Meeting Agenda

Make space for stories. Provide space for people to share what brought them to this work, their personal history and background, and what’s happening in their lives outside of work.  People bring their whole self to meetings – whether we … Continue reading

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