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Honoring Pride Month

Every year, millions of people across the globe come together in their communities to celebrate Pride month. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the 50th anniversary of the parade that happened a year later.  If...
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Time to Speak Up; Time to Act

America’s racial injustices are on full display this week. The cumulative death toll from COVID-19 in the United States has surpassed 100,000. Black, Latinx, Indigenous people and individuals from low-income backgrounds are disproportionately losing their lives. Leaders could have made...
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Keeping Families Together

At Education First we are committed to equity: The belief that every student, regardless of background, deserves the resources and support they need to reach their potential. And we believe that the policies we work on like increasing equitable access...
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A Conversation on Race, Gender and Identity

Education First envisions a world in which income and race no longer determine the quality of one’s education.  Yet we know that combating persistent and prevalent inequities in our education system requires individual, organizational and systemic change. We are addressing...
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New Study: Race Explains the Income Gap

As we’ve previously written on this blog, systemic racism is real, ubiquitous and insidious—and that, in our role as advisors to education leaders, we have an obligation to do something about it. A new study from researchers at Stanford, Harvard...
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Why Our Students Need DACA

When I first heard the news that the Trump administration planned to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), my thoughts went immediately to my former students. I taught 11th and 12th grade English at Fremont High School in Oakland,...
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Pursuing Equity, Not Just Equality

Race. Inclusion. Diversity. Equity. These words seem to be in most articles about education I read today. And that’s a good thing. I hope that these words remain at the forefront of our minds and truly become as much a...
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