Tag Archives: education

Equity Leadership in Novato, CA

For several years now, Novato Unified School District has embarked on a journey towards equity in education in their community.  This journey began with developing equity consciousness and awareness amongst leaders so that they could look at their school system, … Continue reading

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Our Freedoms Are Eternally Won

“Words like freedom, justice, and democracy are not common concepts; on the contrary, they are rare. People are not born knowing what they are.  It takes enormous…effort to arrive at the respect for other people that these words imply.”   – James … Continue reading

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Equity and the Common Core

The question on my mind these days is: Will the Common Core, on the whole, be a force for equity? Or will it wind up reproducing the current inequities in our system? Literacy educator Alfred Tatum asks this question even more … Continue reading

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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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5 Ways to Create a Culturally Responsive Classroom

The National Equity Project has a new website, and a new blog! Most of our blog content lives there now. You can find this post: 5 Ways to Create a Culturally Responsive Classroom now! Visit us at https://www.nationalequityproject.org/blog and subscribe … Continue reading

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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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The Dropout Crisis: Solutions from Castlemont High

I spent this morning listening to a great segment on our local NPR affiliate KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny.  The segment, entitled “The Dropout Crisis: Solutions” was broadcast from the auditorium of Oakland’s Castlemont High School and featured guests Fania … Continue reading

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Too Important to Fail: The Dropout Crisis of African American Males

Tavis Smiley is a busy man. Besides a “poverty tour” with Dr. Cornel West, he is producing video episodes for his PBS show, including this recent one on the challenges of the high school drop out crisis among African American males, … Continue reading

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Hugh Vasquez Interview: What is Transformative Equity Leadership?

National Equity Project Senior Associate Hugh Vasquez was interviewed on the University of Colorado Intersections Radio program as part of their lead-up to theTwelfth Annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) in Minneapolis April 13-16, 2011, title “This Land is Whose Land? … Continue reading

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Linda Darling-Hammond | Teacher and School Reform in International View

Our Advisory Board member Stanford University Professor of Education Linda Darling-Hammond blogged at the Answer Sheet at the Washington Post about the recent International Summit on Teaching: “…it was, perhaps, the first time that the growing de-professionalization of teaching in … Continue reading

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