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Equity and Inclusion

The Power of Information Sharing and Communication

It’s undeniable that since the murder of George Floyd, America has seen an uptick in governmental introspection aimed at improving inequitable outcomes for Black/Indigenous/People of Color (BIPOC) and other historically disadvantaged stakeholders. For the state…
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C Change

The past few years have ushered in a new wave of organizational introspection related to antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI). It’s long overdue, and I’m glad to see it, but the prospect of achieving...
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Personal Foul

Many who know me know that, despite my rational self, I have been unable to break the codependent habits formed over a lifetime as a professional football fan.   I love the game in spite…
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Leading with Impact: How companies are implementing ADEI initiatives to open doors to success.

My grandfather was a civil rights leader in San Antonio, TX. He was instrumental in desegregating lunch counters and movie theaters in 1965. He was motivated by a simple but noble goal for Black girls…
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Recharging Requires Engagement Rather than Disengagement: What We’re Reading, Part 3

For Your Health, Schedule Reading Time Like You Would Workout Time Over the course of the past few weeks, we’ve asked you to join us as we’ve highlighted some of the most influential books off…
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Recharging Requires Engagement Rather than Disengagement: What We’re Reading, Part 2

Reading, as Self-Care, Includes the “Deep Stuff” Too Last week, we introduced you to the concept of reading as self care. Sure, typical “beach reads” allow us the opportunities to participate in escapism…plummeting us through…
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Recharging Requires Engagement Rather than Disengagement: What We’re Reading, Part 1

Why Reading is the Self-Care We All Need Right Now: A Recommendation to Get You Started When we think of using the summer months for self care, we often think of relaxing by the water,…
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Outside the (check)box

In the year since George Floyd’s murder, there has been a heightened sense of urgency among many organizations to better understand the extent to which their people, processes, and systems are perpetuating supremecist culture and…
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Use HUD Rescue Dollars to Support School-Centered Housing

The nearly $2 trillion in federal rescue dollars presents exciting prospects for states and districts to advance education innovations. One of the opportunities that state and local education agencies are likely overlooking is the opportunity…
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Listening, Belonging, and Equity Assessments

How do we create pathways and experiences where all identities are not just represented, but deeply integrated into the core of who we are as a community? How can we create a culture of belonging? …
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