Want a More Powerful, Diverse Team? Three Steps to Get Started

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In the past seven months since EP published our report, From Intention to Action: Building Diverse, Inclusive Teams in Education to Deepen Impact , I’ve talked to Alumni, partners, and others in Greater Boston about their desire to put good intentions to work and build more racially diverse and inclusive teams.

Reflections on Baltimore and Beyond

Reflections on Baltimore and Beyond
In the history of our country, there have been far too many tragic deaths like Freddie Gray’s. And Eric Garner’s. And Michael Brown’s. And Trayvon Martin’s. And Walter Scott’s. And Oscar Grant’s. It is heart wrenching to see the terrible toll of systemic injustice that continues to plague our nation and decimate low-income communities of color.

From Intention to Action: Building Diverse, Inclusive Teams in Education to Deepen Impact

Diverse leadership teams bring tremendous value across organizations and industries. However, there is much work to be done when it comes to education organizations’ abilities to attract, develop, and retain leaders of color. Koya Leadership Partners and Education Pioneers developed From Intention to Action: Building Diverse, Inclusive Teams in Education to Deepen Impact to help translate these well-intentioned beliefs about the importance of diversity into actionable practices. Download the Full Report >> Download the Organizational Audit Checklist >> Download the Infographic...

Why Diversity Matters

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If you visit one of our country's public school districts, you're far more likely to find a student of color sitting in a classroom than to find a leader of color running that classroom, school, or district. Nationwide, 40% of American students are students of color – a percentage that grows when focusing on large, urban school districts. Yet across the nation, people of color represent only 17% of teachers and principals. A mere 11% of school board members are people of color. And at the highest level of leadership in school districts, just 6% of superintendents are black or Latino.

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