Category Archives: racial equity

There is No Neutral on Racism and Hate: Back to School for White Educators

by Kathleen Osta, Managing Director, Midwest Region, National Equity Project Last year, my colleague LaShawn Routé Chatmon and I wrote this piece in EdWeek — “5 Steps for Liberating Public Education From Its Deep Racial Bias.” We made the case that in order to … Continue reading

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We Dare Say Love

We were honored to host a small gathering to celebrate the launch of We Dare Say Love: Supporting Achievement in the Educational Life of Black Boys.  The book, edited by Na’ilah Suad Nasir (NEP Boardmember), Christopher Chatmon, and Jarvis Givens, chronicles the … Continue reading

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5 Steps for Liberating Public Education From Its Deep Racial Bias

National Equity Project Executive Director LaShawn Routé Chatmon and Regional Director Kathleen Osta authored a piece in this week’s Education Week newspaper on 5 Steps for Liberating Public Education From Its Deep Racial Bias. The article outlines ways to implement social emotional … Continue reading

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PolicyLink asks, Will You #ClaimTheTorch?

NEP stands in solidarity with PolicyLink’s #ClaimTheTorch campaign, which encourages us all “to ignite, expand, and advance the conversation on equity.” Enjoy this catalyzing video, produced by Wyatt Close and Big Bowl of Ideas, and accompanied by the powerful words … Continue reading

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Leading for Equity by Sharing Our Stories

I just returned from facilitating another Leading for Equity Institute; the National Equity Project has been hosting these Institutes annually for over 14 years. I have been at most of the these institutes and it is very common for people to not … Continue reading

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The Courageous Pause: Reflections on Leading for Equity

Last month we gathered teams of educators from around the country to participate in the 12th annual Leading for Equity Institute (LFE), and we are preparing to host another sold-out Institute next week. LFE is a three-day residential retreat held in … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Keeper: Do we have the will to make a way?

I was honored to provide a guest post on the Huffington Post blog of Eric Cooper, Founder, President of the National Urban Alliance for Effective Education, in response to President Obama’s recent My Brother’s Keeper initiative. You can read an … Continue reading

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Hugh Vasquez on Internalized Oppression

National Equity Project Senior Associate Hugh Vasquez will join the radio program A Safe Place to Talk About Race on Monday, November 5, at 4pm EST, 1pm PST. The program streams live online via the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel. Episode description: … Continue reading

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The Moral Imperative: With the Kellogg Foundation Learning Labs in Mississippi

The Learning Labs is a national movement to radically improve early learning (birth to age 5) for all children in the United States. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the movement consists of a partnership of innovative state-level early learning … Continue reading

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But That’s Just Good Teaching!

Last week’s event with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings was phenomenal.  We co-sponsored the event at Oakland High School with Mills College’s Center for Urban School Partnerships and couldn’t be more grateful for the folks at Mills for getting this great event … Continue reading

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