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Zeribi, Karen; Miroite, Shay Bluemer; Davis, Cori; Todd, Theresa; Moore, Erin; Mihalakis, Vivian; Johnson, Tanya – Learning Professional, 2022
Inequities in education, health care, and other social services are often rooted in systemic challenges that organizations must work together to address. If not done with a focus on advancing equity, improvement efforts risk reproducing or exacerbating inequities instead of eliminating them. In response to this need, Shift, an organization…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Improvement, Improvement Programs, Total Quality Management
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Dodman, Stephanie L.; Holincheck, Nancy; Fox, Rebecca K. – Learning Professional, 2022
Viewing classrooms as apolitical, race-neutral environments is not working -- and never has. In promoting color blindness, educators have denied student racial identities. In using the broad language of multicultural education, schools have maintained a strict adherence to white, middle class, heteronormative definitions of success. As a result,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Cultural Awareness, Racial Identification, Ethnicity
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Burns, Ashley; Rivera, Manny – Learning Professional, 2022
As advocacy communications professionals who work with educators, one truth is constant in the current conversations with superintendents, principals, teachers, parents, and youth advocates: Education conversations today are riddled with more land mines than ever before. In their current work at RALLY, an issue-focused communications firm, the…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Advocacy, Equal Education, Questioning Techniques
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Bocala, Candice; Holman, RoLesia – Learning Professional, 2022
Professional learning focused on racial equity in schools should transform educators' beliefs and interrupt inequitable outcomes for students. To ensure that it does, professional learning leaders must not only excel at typical facilitation skills -- such as being aware of group dynamics, supporting inquiry, and creating relationships -- but…
Descriptors: Identification (Psychology), Equal Education, Faculty Development, Racial Identification
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Tredway, Lynda; Simon, Ken; Militello, Matthew – Learning Professional, 2021
Project I4 is a federally funded SEED (Supporting Effective Educator Development) grant, a partnership between East Carolina University and the Institute for Educational Leadership. It is a cohort-based, yearlong professional learning experience aimed at reimagining instructional leadership through an equity lens. Specifically, school leader…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Instructional Leadership, Equal Education, Educational Practices
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Hamre, Bridget – Learning Professional, 2021
Young children's daily interactions with teachers are critical to the development of their social, cognitive, and self-regulatory skills (Hamre, 2014). But not all young children have access to the types of interactions that matter -- interactions that are warm, supportive, cognitively engaging, and rich in core academic areas such as literacy,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Marshall, Tanji Reed – Learning Professional, 2021
Test score outcomes continue to be disparate between races. Districts continue to face uneven funding with so-called urban districts receiving less than their so-called suburban counterparts (Morgan & Amerikaner, 2018). Students with diagnosed disabilities, those whose families are experiencing measures of economic distress, and those adding…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Teitel, Lee; Antón, Mary – Learning Professional, 2021
Racial equity is a deep-seated value for principals Andrea Steele of Tucson, Arizona, Samuel Etienne of Elizabeth, New Jersey, and Eliza Loyola of Austin, Texas. As they strive to fulfill these values in their schools, each of these principals has found valuable tools and approaches, as well as a supportive virtual network, as they engaged in an…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Discrimination, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
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Nguyen, Virginia; Yung, Stacy – Learning Professional, 2021
As Asian American women and history teachers, the authors advocate for the community by helping educators improve representation of Asian American and Pacific Islander people and fight racism against the community. This need has never felt more urgent in the wake of the murders of eight people in Atlanta, Georgia, six of whom -- Xiaojie Tan,…
Descriptors: Pacific Americans, Asian Americans, Social Justice, Racial Bias
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Ahern, Caitlin; Cole, Johnny – Learning Professional, 2021
In the Lexington Public Schools, outside of Boston, Massachusetts, they pride themselves on being innovative. Two years ago, they demonstrated that spirit by creating a director of equity role. Positions like this hadn't previously existed in many districts like theirs -- small, suburban, well-resourced, high-performing, historically white, and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Public Schools, Professional Development, Administrators
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El-Mekki, Sharif – Learning Professional, 2021
At the Center for Black Educator Development, the organization Sharif El-Mekki founded and leads, they believe that to teach Black children "superbly" is a revolutionary act. In service of that goal, they prepare educators to instill in Black children a positive sense of their own racial identity and, in so doing, equip them with the…
Descriptors: African American Students, Minority Group Students, Teacher Qualifications, Racial Identification
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Ford, Kristie; Welling-Riley, Kendra – Learning Professional, 2021
The pursuit of racial equity in public education has a long history in the United States. Inequities persist across all content areas, but are particularly entrenched in STEM subjects. The Detroit Public Schools Community District's Office of Science, where the authors serve as executive director and training and support coordinator, is striving…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Public Schools, Science Instruction
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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Professional, 2021
Acting to dismantle structural racial inequities begins with identifying and clearly naming the challenges being faced. Data play a powerful role in this process. Several recent publications synthesize data sources, research findings, and expert recommendations to inform and guide equity improvement efforts. A five-part "Statement of the…
Descriptors: Data Use, Equal Education, Racial Discrimination, Data Analysis
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Sovo, Casey; Berg, Jill Harrison – Learning Professional, 2021
Within weeks of school building closings in spring 2020, it became clear to many educators that the fear and isolation experienced by students and educators would force changes to schooling in ways that will reverberate for a long time to come. Many educators were particularly concerned about students and communities of color that were already…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Students, School Closing, COVID-19
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Morgan, Nick; Foster, Elizabeth; George, Melinda – Learning Professional, 2021
Among the things that will be remembered about the year 2020 are phrases like "You're still on mute" and "Can I share my screen?" They are emblematic of how educators have been challenged to navigate uncharted waters of remote learning and overnight technological adaptation. To quote another phrase that will be remembered as a…
Descriptors: Pandemics, COVID-19, Faculty Development, Educational Planning
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