Educational Change

Educational Change

A Model for Building Equity in Education with Atlanta Place-Based Funders

By Atiba Mbiwan

These Atlanta place-based funders are targeting their philanthropic efforts and support collaboratively around the key issues of health, education and neighborhood vitality:

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The Legacy of Racial Inequity in Urban America – and How to Reverse It

By David Edwards, M.A.

The most important civil rights accomplishment of the 20th century was the dismemberment of the legal architecture of Jim Crow. Reversing the lasting societal impact of inequity from Jim Crow, redlining and related racist policies that still shape the segregation we see across...

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Educational Equity: The New Institution Revolution

By Alicia Smith

For the first time in American history, the majority of students within the American public school system are students of color and yet the educational equity that Brown promised is still...

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An Equitable Education Matters Significantly

By Jay Cummings, Ph.D.

Equal — the same in number, amount, degree, rank or quality. Not changing, the same for every person.

Equality — the state of being equal in political, economy and social rights.

Equity — fairness or justice in the way people are treated. (Merriam-Webster)

I watched with...

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The (Dys)function of Empathy – Activating the Right Type of Empathy to Increase Equity in the Classroom

By Amanda Janssen

"Another type of teacher empathy I saw was one that sought to understand the 'why' behind success and failure and then invested in the student accordingly. The teachers who used it were driven to understand each student as an individual so that equitable accommodations could be made. It wasn’t...

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