Category Archives: Leadership

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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Appreciating Principals in Hard Times

Appreciations to our colleague Elena Aguilar for her article in Ed Week on appreciating principals in hard times. She paints a grim yet inspiring picture of the challenges of urban principals in an era of de-funding education and deep recession. … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence and School Leadership

Emotional intelligence has been an area of interest of ours for a while and the topic is catching fire among more and more of our partners.  Several principals we work with are reading and applying to their school leadership one … Continue reading

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