They had been forged in trauma.
They had been made black by those who believed themselves to be white.
How many iambs to be a real human girl?
Which turn of phrase evidences a righteous heart?
If I know of Ovid may I keep my children?
~ Eve L. Ewing
SEZP Equity Influencer Residents
The Equity Influencers Residency (EIR) and Systems Leader Academy (SLA) is an invitation-only cohorted learning opportunity, facilitated by our partner, UnboundEd, exclusively for the SEZP and other select districts across the country who demonstrate:
Watch our UnboundEd partners and influencers set the course for our work in their keynotes during our Summer 2019 Standards Institute!
Of the men and women with controlling interests in N.B.A. teams, only one, Michael Jordan of the Charlotte Hornets, looks like most of the players on his team.
~ Kurt Streeter
Teaching is a political act.
The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
~The New York Times
Facing History and Ourselves uses lessons of history to challenge teachers and their students to stand up to bigotry and hate. The collection of educator resources includes a wide range of flexible, multimedia materials, from primary sources and streaming videos to teaching strategies, lesson plans, and full units.
~Facing History and Ourselves
We've got to tell the unvarnished truth.
~John Hope Franklin
SEZP Capstone Projects
In addition to our EIR and SLA Cohorts, nearly sixty educators from across our schools attend Standards Institute and the Harvard Parent and Family Engagement Institute each summer and, as a result of their learning, develop Capstone Projects that move our equity work forward. These projects are led by school-based educator teams and identify a persistent problem of practice in their schools. Throughout the year, Capstone Project teams build a support network, develop theories of action, implement a plan to address project needs, and monitor resulting data to gauge impact. Capstone Projects range in scope from school-wide family engagement events, enhanced curriculum elements, expanded access to college and career tools, and levers for student voice, among many others. Stay tuned for updates on current year Capstone Projects!