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On this #GivingTuesday, we want to give you something close to our hearts : stories of our Pioneers doing important work on behalf of students nationwide. In case you missed them, here are the EP stories that most resonated with our community in 2015: + Everyone in education should read this story: An EP Alum is having critical conversations about race with communities, families, and young people to render racism irrelevant. Read about William Jackson . + It's time to walk the walk – most education nonprofits need to take huge strides to attract, develop, and retain leaders of color. How to...
Gratitude matters. It matters for our happiness, and in turn, our success. (Check out Shawn Achor’s entertaining TEDx talk, “ The Happy Secret for Better Work ,” for a 12-minute dose of inspiration.) As Thanksgiving nears, it’s the perfect excuse to practice your toast take a minute and think about what you’re thankful for. In that spirit, I asked our EP team to chime in.
Missouri was recently called the “heart of racial tension in America.” After the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson in August 2014 and the recent events on the campus of the University of Missouri, that title isn’t undeserved. But what’s happening at Mizzou—incidents of racism and bigotry—and what university leaders are doing (or not doing) about it sound eerily familiar.
America is at an inflection point about race. But do we realize it? The events happening at the University of Missouri are bringing the discussion—and experience—of race, racism, and inequity to a head. But instead of engaging in that discussion, too often, we’re turning away from it. As we grapple with how to create organizations, institutions, and schools that serve all students equitably, we must have effective and meaningful strategies for diversity, equity, and inclusion that meet the needs of the students that they’re designed to serve.