Thanks to those of you who were able to attend this morning’s session on Education Disparities. It was a compelling conversation about equity in both education and philanthropy.
If you would like to listen to the audio of the session, please contact Nancy at Nancy.email@example.com. Panelists were Marcela Betancur, Latino Policy Institute; Elizabeth Burke Bryant, RI Kids Count; Karla Vigil, EduLeaders of Color; Nick Donahue, Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
- If you would like a copy of the Latino Policy Institute report on education disparities, as well as some policies recommended by the Schott Foundation and the National Education Policy Center for ensuring that all children have the opportunity to learn, regardless of their background or which school they attend, or Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s new principles centering their work around racial equity, please contact Nancy at Nancy.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This is the link to the new 2019 RI Kids Count Factbook, hot off the press.
- Karla recommended this Shanker Institute research on “The State of Teacher Diversity in American Education,” and invited interested GCRI members to the next EduLeaders of Color meetup on April 25 at the Rhode Island Foundation. Register here
- The Schott Foundation in Boston, which has done a lot of work around racial equity in education, is offering a webinar this Thursday, April 11 at 2:00pm if you’d like to learn more about Culturally Responsive Curricula. Learn more
- Books that were recommended by the panelists for additional reading around racial equity included, White Fragility and Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race.
- Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s new mission, vision and values are profiled here, and reflections on their equity journey are available here. A few pieces written by Nick are: Remediation rates tell us a different story of education opportunity; Inaction on School Funding Will Keep Opportunity Gaps in Place; Let’s Continue to Listen to Young People; School funding: Let’s put our money where our future is.
- Some of the handouts Nick shared are:
- Look for more information soon about our May GCRI session on Collective Impact. We will be working with the Federal Reserve and Working Cities Challenge on an engaging session about developing deeper partnerships and co-creating with community partners.