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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The DEI Companion Document: A new guide for diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism in teacher prep
This past year’s dual challenges of ongoing systemic racism and COVID-19 exposed the deep inequities that exist within our schools and communities, including disparities in access to high-quality teachers prepared to teach both virtually and in-person. High-quality teacher preparation can play a critical role in dismantling these and other inequities in education. We—a group of leading Teacher Preparation Transformation Centers...
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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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