UnboundEd Blog

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Navigating Discretionary Spaces

In our Cohort Program, one area of focus for our Equity Influencer Residency and Systems Leader Academy is “discretionary spaces,” a concept developed by researcher Dr. Deborah Ball.

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Leadership Transition at UnboundEd

UnboundEd’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the unanimous appointment of Lacey Robinson as its chief executive officer. Robinson’s contributions at the senior leadership level have helped UnboundEd expand its programming for educators to grow their equitable and rigorous instructional practices. “UnboundEd is making an indelible mark in the education space. I am honored to lead us forward as …

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What we Learned (& Heard) at SXSW EDU ‘19

“What will it take to dismantle an inherently racist system that holds our students back?” is a question we ask ourselves often at UnboundEd and this week, we had the opportunity to sit down with other educators at SXSW EDU who are also asking this same question. Our panel conversation, “From Equity to Anti-Racism in Education,” was a significant exploration …

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The Bias Toolkit Explained

If race, bias and prejudice in our country weren’t apparent before, now more than ever, educators must take action to make sure our classrooms are safe, accepting places for all of our students. UnboundEd’s Bias Toolkit helps educators plan and facilitate conversations about race and bias. We see hate boiling to the surface of our everyday lives in blatant, unapologetic …

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Three Definitions of Equity

We recently sat down with Marc Etienne, Jose Guadarrama, and Norka Padilla to find out how they define equity and what it means in their system and classroom. Marc Etienne – Executive Director for Principal Support and Accountability for Baltimore City Public Schools As the executive director for principal support and accountability for Baltimore City Public Schools, I spend a …

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3 Influencers to Follow

If we want our students to receive a quality, equitable education, it is important for us to feed our own minds, continue to improve our practice, and to evaluate ourselves and our actions every step of the way. Here are three influencers you should follow on Twitter. Dr. Camika Royal As the assistant professor and co-director of the Center for …

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