Tag Archives: collaboration

Three Keys to Effective and Equitable Meetings

1.) Effective meetings emphasize purpose and identity. The purpose of any meeting should be more than getting through a list of items together.  If it were that simple, an email could probably do the trick. (If you’re calling a meeting … Continue reading

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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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Community Schools National Forum

The Coalition for Community Schools presents their 2012 National Forum next week in San Francisco, May 9-12.  This year’s theme is “Scaling up School and Community Partnerships: The Community Schools Strategy.” National Equity Project Executive Director LaShawn Routé Chatmon will serve on … Continue reading

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Working with Parents to Evaluate Schools

A team from the National Equity Project is working with Excellent Schools Detroit this week to train and support parents and community organizations to conduct formal site visits of their schools and evaluate school quality.  This initiative is part of … Continue reading

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Collaboration, Vision, and Learning Process

I found a useful powerpoint presentation on school turnaround challenges by a Dave Weaver at a regional SIG conference that focused on cultural and systems blockages to fostering collaboration in schools trying to turn around.  It references a book that clearly … Continue reading

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Inquiry as an Education Reform Approach

Inquiry is short-hand for “inquiry-based learning.”  It is a common approach we use with teams of educators and other leaders to help them find solutions to the challenges they face, typically the challenges of helping vulnerable students succeed. Inquiry involves … Continue reading

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