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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When I was growing up in a small town in New Jersey, I didn’t have a single teacher of color. As a white student, I missed out on seeing the world from more diverse perspectives, which would have enriched my education and understanding of different cultural realities. Furthermore, seeing people of color as teachers and role models in my school...
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Cristina Muñoz has dedicated her career to improving outcomes for students, particularly students of color and students living in low-income communities. Her work has one goal—to support districts, agencies and organizations to develop and implement equitable and inclusive strategies that are reflective of the communities they seek to serve. Cristina has supported a range of CMOs, state agencies, nonprofits and...
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