Author Archives: Sara Gray

About Sara Gray

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

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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A Safe Place to Talk About Race

We are excited to share a brilliant new resource on racial healing: A Safe Place to Talk about Race – 10 Thought-Provoking Interviews by Sharon E. Davis. The book is a collection of interviews from Davis’ radio show on VoiceAmerica. We are particularly … Continue reading

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Donald Sterling: The Incident and the Institution

Anytime race enters the national conversation it’s important to watch and listen to how it unfolds. In many ways the Donald Sterling controversy has followed the standard discourse – the blame falls on Sterling as an individual racist, his comments … 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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