We live in a fast-moving world driven by knowledge, innovation and creativity. Our nation’s schools are adapting to these changes—but much remains to be done. We need a culture change in public education to transform the way we teach, lead and learn.
Education First can help. We are a mission-driven strategy and policy organization with unique and deep expertise in education improvement. We partner with practitioners, policymakers, funders and advocates to design and accelerate policies and plans that help all young people— particularly students in poverty and students of color—succeed in college, careers and life.
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Guest blog by Megan Boren Last spring as the pandemic gathered force, my high school chemistry teacher, who was rounding out his 42nd year of teaching, died from COVID-19. Mr. Metcalfe was loved and honored for his teaching. His funeral was an all-day parade as cars stretched miles down the street into the high school parking lot, where community members...
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Cristina strives to live into Sonya Renee Taylor’s reflection that “normal never was,” and enters each day seeking to reconceptualize and redesign systems, policies and practices to better serve those who have been historically excluded. She believes in the power of facilitative leadership that centers communities in problem definition and solutions design. She is a proud Latina, has a passion...
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