Advancing Equity in Times of COVID

Doing the Right Thing The time is always right to do what is right. – MLK Jr Just too crazy Yes, we are over the top with COVID right now and racial equity is a hot topic.  AND those two together remind us that our students of color have lost the most over our two…

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Community Voice

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Creating Equitable Community Voice  “A master class” in equity.  “On fire.” “Bringing justice.” “Concrete and Precise.”  Those are a few of the accolades for Dr. Gloria Henderson’s presentation, Advancing an Equity Policy, at a recent conference.   In a time of intense conflict, Dr. Henderson creates an open and honest community wide dialogue on racial equity. …

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Racial Equity Teams and Improved Practice

Deliberate Practice Makes Racial Equity Teams Better Learning by doing is key to getting better.  Deep practice, according to Daniel Coyle (The Talent Code) is operating at the edges of your ability, where you make mistakes. This is what makes you smarter/better. Using school based racial equity teams to advance racial equity Practice 1: This…

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One District’s Racial Equity Journey

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Issaquah’s Racial Equity Journey: An Interview with Ron Thiele, Superintendent  I need to lead by acknowledging my white privilege and leveraging my position for good. – Ron Thiele District Leadership Collaborative Ron Thiele, Issaquah (WA) Superintendent, recently shared his district’s racial equity journey with eight school districts in the District Leadership Collaborative. Here is that…

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Equity in Action

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Equity in Action Engage more to learn more: The map is not the territory.  No plan survives first implementation steps.  Good implementation – like good teaching – requires constant relearning. We learn more when we engage at the implementation level.  When we see and hear first-hand what implementation looks like, we are better able to…

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