Author Archives: Sara Gray

About Sara Gray

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

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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LaShawn Routé Chatmon at #EdEquityForum2018

Registration is now open for The Education Trust—West’s Education Equity Forum 2018 – Bright Spots: Prioritizing Equity in School Improvement and Student Success Efforts. The 2nd annual Forum will give school and district leadership teams as well as higher education … 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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Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) Launches Partnership with the National Equity Project

This is a re-blog by Rob Larson from the Education Northwest blog at: http://educationnorthwest.org/oln/blog/oln-launches-partnership-national-equity-project. Throughout our state, unacceptable disparities exist in course-taking patterns, discipline practices, attendance, college readiness, and virtually all educational indicators. A recent study released by ECONorthwest estimates that the racial … Continue reading

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Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain – Interview with Zaretta Hammond – Part 1

Tom Malarkey and I recently had the pleasure of sitting with our friend and colleague Zaretta Hammond to discuss her new book, Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. Zaretta has been … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King Day

Every year we celebrate Martin Luther King Day as a reminder of the power of collective leadership to transform inequity. Today it feels more important than ever that we move the dial on racial equity in our country.  There is … Continue reading

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