Category Archives: Leadership

The Federal Equity and Excellence Commission Report

Last week the federal report on equity in education was released by the congressionally mandated Equity and Excellence Commission. Entitled “For Each And Every Child,” it focuses more explicitly on educational opportunity and the role of poverty in student achievement than … Continue reading

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A Widely Misunderstood Aspect of Leadership

Leadership is not about control, argues Mike Myatt in Forbes recently. It is about surrender. A leader simply operates at their best when they understand their ability to influence is much more fruitful than their ability to control. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Teacher of the Year testimony

I’Asha Warfield was named one of two Teachers of the Year for Alameda County California, encompassing 23 districts serving over 200,000 students, 40% of them low-income. She is an English teacher at Frick Middle School in Oakland Unified. She worked … Continue reading

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Equitable Turnaround Approaches

A new report on turnaround schools came through our in box last week, representing a welcome alternative view of leadership and change to the dominant approaches in the education system that aligns with National Equity Project approaches.  First, the dominant approach to improving … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela

I can’t believe it’s been four years since Time Magazine published Mandela at 90: His 8 Secrets of Leadership. I still have the cover hanging in my office. In honor of Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday, I’ve gathered a few inspirational … Continue reading

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25 Handy Words We Need In Schools

You may have already seen this post, 25 Handy Words That Simply Don’t Exist In English. It looks like it’s been culled from Christopher Moore’s In Other Words: A Language Lover’s Guide to the Most Intriguing Words Around the World.  Reading … Continue reading

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Coaching for Equity Institutes – Coach Training & Professional Development

Registration is open for this summer’s Coaching for Equity Institutes, taking place in Oakland, CA in June and August.  Since 2007, over 400 educators and professional coaches have attended our annual summer institutes.  You can read more about the Institute … 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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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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The New Humanism

The “new humanism” that David Brooks describes in a July NY Times op-ed piece resonates well with the kind of synthesis between the technical (or “technocratic” in his article) and the relational (social, emotional) that the National Equity Project has been working … Continue reading

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