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Diversity

Our Kids Flourish at a Diversity-by-Design School

We are three mothers of biracial children. When exploring what K-12 should look like for our kids, we knew that diversity and academic performance needed to be top priorities. As we looked at the...

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Diversity

Support Superintendents: Build a Culture of Trust & Stop Turnover

At some point in their careers, every superintendent has walked into a school board meeting that felt more like a battlefield. Opinions collided, often contentiously, and administrators felt...

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Charter Schools

Communities Are Demanding Excellent Educational Opportunities. It's Time We Do Something Different.

In this moment, shaped by both the global pandemic and enduring racial inequities, excellent educational opportunities that communities are rightly demanding have never been more important. And NACSA...

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Diversity

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won't Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black teachers—essential role models for...

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California

Urban White Families Show New Energy for Racial Justice, but Do They Want It in Their Schools?

The day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 ½ years in prison for killing George Floyd, writer Melinda D. Anderson tweeted that it “must’ve been a huge relief...

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student achievement

This Is Our Window of Opportunity to Create a Diverse Teacher Workforce

Racial segregation remains a major issue for American students more than 65 years after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Brown v. Board of Education. Racial segregation is especially...

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