Virtual Gathering of Leaders: Mr. El-Mekki

As the third installment of EOS & COSEBOC’s Fall & Winter Series, Mr. Sharif El-Mekki will address the topic of Liberating Education: what it is and how it can serve the education of students, particularly students of color, by liberating their Freedom Dreams.

Mr. El-Mekki is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Black Educator Development. The Center exists to ensure there will be equity in the recruiting, training, hiring, and retention of quality educators that reflect the cultural backgrounds and share common socio-political interests of the students they serve. The Center also carries forth the freedom or liberation school legacy by hosting a Freedom School that incorporates research-based curricula and exposes high school and college students to the teaching profession to help fuel a pipeline of Black educators. Prior to founding the Center, El-Mekki served as a nationally recognized principal and U.S. Department of Education Principal Ambassador Fellow.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. Pacific / 4 p.m. Eastern

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What Does Equitable ACCESS to a Quality Education Look Like?

During this live radio broadcast Dr. Sonya Whitaker converses with Dr. Nicholas Wahl, Regional Director, Partnership Development for Equal Opportunity Schools. This organization recognizes the fact that at least three-quarters of a million incoming junior and sensors are ready to be enrolled in rigorous academic programs, but do not have equitable access to these courses. These students are disproportionately students of color and low-income students. Equal Opportunity Schools helps to identify and remove barriers to equitable access.

During this broadcast Dr. Wahl will provide information specific to his background as well as what his organization does to address your district’s equity initiatives relevant to ensuring that all students obtain access to intellectually stimulating academic experiences.

11/28 at 7:00 a.m.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $6.3 Million to Advance Equity in K-12 Schools

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) today announced $6.3 million in grants to four organizations working directly with educators, schools, and districts to design and replicate practices that promote and enable equity, through a focus on improving student well-being and equipping educators with the resources to assess student progress.

Seattle-based nonprofit Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS), whose mission is to ensure that students of color and low-income students have equitable access to advanced high school academic programs, will receive $1.5 million to scale its Action For Equity Toolkit and Framework, and to pilot real-time tools that help school districts determine their progress toward ensuring equitable access, opportunity, and participation in academically rigorous courses, and the development of anti-racist education environments.

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Byron Garrett to Keynote ASBA’s Annual Conference

Dec 3, 2020 – Byron Garrett CEO of Equal Opportunity Schools, will be the opening session keynote speaker at ASBA’s Annual Conference. Register here for the conference. Virtual.

Webinar: Funding Equity & Innovation

EOS and IB present “Funding Equity & Innovation” a webinar to learn more on funding opportunities that support #equity & #innovation in #education?

Nov 19, 2020 @ 11:00 AM (PST)/2:00PM (EST)
Presented by @EqualOppSchools & @iborganization

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