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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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The Value of Coaching

Our colleague and sometimes collaborator Elena Aguilar wrote a great blog on coaching for Ed Week a few weeks ago that outlined her insights on coaching.  One point particular resonates with us: “…a coach needs to be an expert at … Continue reading

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The Budget Crisis and Equity

IDEA at UCLA has released the 2011 report of their annual survey of learning conditions in California schools titled “Free Fall.” They find that the budget crisis is disproportionately hurting the most vulnerable communities: California high schools are providing less … Continue reading

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