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About thenationalequityproject

At the National Equity Project, we believe every child has a right to a quality education. We coach people to become the powerful leaders who make good on that promise.

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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Chinyelu Martin Talks Radio in Black and White

Last Friday our Senior Director Chinyelu Martin had the opportunity to talk with Emmy Award winner Rick Wilson and his co-host Skot Welch on their radio show Radio in Black and White, based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Chin Martin … 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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