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Register for Learning Policy Institute’s Upcoming Webinar: Building a Strong, Sustainable Teacher Work Force

From our friends at Learning Policy Institute: You’re invited to join the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for a webinar on Wednesday, October 26 at … Continue reading

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Oregon Leadership Network (OLN) Launches Partnership with the National Equity Project

This is a re-blog by Rob Larson from the Education Northwest blog at: http://educationnorthwest.org/oln/blog/oln-launches-partnership-national-equity-project. Throughout our state, unacceptable disparities exist in course-taking patterns, discipline practices, attendance, college readiness, and virtually all educational indicators. A recent study released by ECONorthwest estimates that the racial … Continue reading

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Donald Sterling: The Incident and the Institution

Anytime race enters the national conversation it’s important to watch and listen to how it unfolds. In many ways the Donald Sterling controversy has followed the standard discourse – the blame falls on Sterling as an individual racist, his comments … Continue reading

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Change the Odds this #GivingTuesday

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have a day for giving back. Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to supporting positive change in the world. Will you help us deliver on the … Continue reading

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Pay Now or Pay Much More Later

Last week a group called Fight Crime: Invest in Kids released “Pay Now or Pay Much More Later,” a report on proposed cuts in California to early childhood education.  Research supports the idea that the less we invest in early education in … Continue reading

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Teaching with a Cultural Eye and Listening

We welcomed over 40 teachers and other educators, including teams from nine bay area K-12 schools, to our most recent Teaching with a Cultural Eye (TCE) Institute last week (March 15-16) to learn, discuss, and reflect on relationships with students in the context … 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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