Category Archives: National Equity Project

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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Relationships, Safety, and Learning

It shouldn’t be surprising that safety in a school depends more on relationships and achievement than on the poverty and crime of the surrounding neighborhood.  A school can be an island of safety, learning, and opportunity.  More evidence for this … Continue reading

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Learning Partnerships versus Personalization

Personalization is an important concept that has been around for a while and that we have worked with partner schools on over years of small school coaching. The Small Schools Project defines it as ‘a learning environment where all students … Continue reading

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