Archive for the Education Equity Category

The education gap you haven’t heard about

The education gap you haven't heard about

Can you remember an instance in your own education when a teacher or school administrator treated you unfairly or didn’t believe something you said? Do you remember how it made you feel? How it impacted your ability to learn from that educator? Almost everyone who was a

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Recommended Resource: Education Justice in the Next Four Years

Recommended Resource: Education Justice in the Next Four Years

One organization we admire is The Annenberg Institute for School Reform. Their mission and dedication is inspiring. Each month they put together an excellent newsletter, as well as publishing industry leading journal Voices in Urban Education. In response to the election they published a special online-only edition

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6 Ways to Pursue Equity in the Classroom

In this post from edutopia an experienced educator offers kind and wise advice to teachers eager to close the equity gap in their classrooms. If you’re a volunteer in a classroom read closely and absorb these ideas for your own learning. We bet it will help you

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Recommended Resource: Perspectives for a Diverse America

Recommended Resource: Perspectives for a Diverse America

This year we are making a bigger, more dedicated effort to find, share and develop resources to help active partnerships excel and to give those exploring and forming partnerships a rich toolbox with which to build the foundation of their partnerships. This week we’re recommending the newly

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From Trauma to Resilience — Traveling Lightly into High Poverty Schools

From Trauma to Resilience — Traveling Lightly into High Poverty Schools

Contributed by AOC Leadership Team Member, Donald Cowles – Leader at Richmond Hill and Micah Initiative; Member, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Richmond This year, in Richmond, VA, science is catching up to Jesus’ 2,000-year-old teachings! Volunteers in Richmond Public Schools are being trained to understand trauma and

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Engage your Congregation: Equity Literacy

This week we had the opportunity to catch a great interview with education professor and equity advocate Paul Gorski on the Visions of Education Podcast. The topic? Equity literacy. If you or your congregation is wondering what we mean when we talk about ‘education equity’ or ‘education

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Church-School Partnerships: Loving Mercy, Kindness, Advocacy

We had such a fantastic time at our Spring Forum in Buffalo, NY! For all those that attended thank you for your presence, your questions, your dedication, and you commitment to education equity! We were honored to welcome The Rev. Barbara Girton-Mitchell, the Director of the US

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Where is the political will for public ed?

“Maybe we need a teacher to run for president.” So said Professor Linda Darling-Hammond of Stanford University during a campus event on how to address education inequity. (To read more about it, CLICK HERE.) We say, Amen! A new study published last week by Stanford’s Graduate School of Education reports

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Bear one another’s burdens…

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 Stand with Detroit Public Schools As AOC prepares to be immersed in Trinity Institute 2016: Listen for Change – Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice, happening this weekend, we are holding the Detroit Public Schools

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Quality Counts 2016: EdWeek’s State Report Cards Map

Quality Counts 2016: EdWeek's State Report Cards Map

Every year Education Week publishes Quality Counts a report card of how well – or poorly – the nation’s 50 states educate their K-12 students. The map they publish shows in stark detail that American students have vastly different prospects for successful life outcomes, depending on where they are

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