December 1, 2016

In the United States, race and class remain the most reliable predictors of students’ academic achievement. Despite increasing investments, raising academic standards, focusing on teacher quality, and expanding charter schools the post-secondary completion gap between students of color and their white peers has increased in the last few decades. Our public school system and our nation are becoming more diverse while inequities remain entrenched. We must reimagine an education system that is finally responsive to the needs and experiences of students of color and those from low-income backgrounds and allow these young people to fulfill their potential.

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November 6, 2015

UPDATE: The November 14 School Retool event in Seattle has been postponed. Stay tuned for more information on the new date, time and location.

School Retool is coming to Puget Sound!

In January, the Stanford d.school, IDEO, and the Raikes Foundation will launch a Puget Sound cohort of School Retool - a professional learning fellowship for school leaders eager to transform their school cultures toward Learning Mindsets & Skills and Deeper Learning.

Join other local education leaders to help us celebrate and spread the word about this exciting learning opportunity. The interactive, informal event is your chance to meet the Stanford d.school School Retool team and learn more about this unique opportunity.
 

Saturday, November 14
9:00 - 11:00 AM
The Raikes Foundation
Third Floor Conference Room
2157 N Northlake Way #220
Seattle, WA 98103
 

 

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October 29, 2015

Two weekends ago, I traveled to Martha’s Vineyard to speak on a panel on education and racial justice. This week, I'm enjoying similar discussions at PolicyLink's Equity Summit. While I am a new grantmaker –  now six months into my role as a program officer at the Raikes Foundation – I have spent much of my career devoted to improving diversity, equity and inclusion in education. My new job has enabled me to gain new perspectives on the ways in which systemic racism and implicit biases are fundamentally woven into and perpetuated by our current education system; the opportunity gap and school-to -prison pipeline are direct results.

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October 28, 2015

School Retool is coming to Puget Sound!

In January, the Stanford d.school, IDEO, and the Raikes Foundation will launch a Puget Sound cohort of School Retool - a professional learning fellowship for school leaders eager to transform their school cultures toward Learning Mindsets & Skills and Deeper Learning.

Join other local education leaders at Hops & Hacks to help us celebrate and spread the word about this exciting learning opportunityThe first event is happening next week, but check back soon for details about other Hops & Hacks events across the Puget Sound.

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