Tag Archives: social justice

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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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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Listening as a Principle for Authentic Community Engagement

Lead with Listening Listening is a neglected skill, especially in change efforts.  Often the leaders’ emphasis is on communicating a decision to stakeholders. When listening campaigns are conducted, they often appear to be just for show – the decision (say, to close a … Continue reading

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Humanism in Change Efforts

In the recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article, “Grant Makers Must Lead With Their Hearts as Well as Their Heads,” the topic is philanthropy but the ideas and values apply to any social change effort.  This article takes off from the … Continue reading

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Targeted Universalism

As described in the last post, Professor john powell gave a webinar recently through our colleagues at the Leadership Learning Community.  In the webinar, a recording of which is available on line, powell talked about how systems thinking and a … Continue reading

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