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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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Supporting our DREAMers

At Education First, we work towards the vision that all students—particularly low-income students and students of color—receive an education that prepares them for success in college, career and life. Implicit in this vision is the belief that every child, when...
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Our Obligation to Dismantle Systemic Racism

We were not surprised by what happened in Charlottesville last week. Angry, yes; disappointed, sure. But white supremacy looms over every aspect of American society. Why wouldn’t it flood our streets? At Education First, we’re proud to support many educators...
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Taking A Hard Look In the Mirror

It’s no secret that our education system continues to struggle with issues of race and diversity. I recently saw this firsthand when my son’s school was combined with a school a little over a mile down the street that has...
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