When you look at the values we hold dear as an organization, first on the list is Equity. “We challenge historical inequity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racism. We work towards a more just society.”
This is not a typo. We don’t mean “equality”. As this article so eloquently explains, “Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful. Equality is treating everyone the same.” At Leading Educators, we believe that we cannot possibly espouse any sort of equality initiatives without first addressing the historic inequity this nation was founded on, and is ever present in our classrooms.
Leading Educators has received a $396,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) to support the instructional leadership development of teacher leaders across Orleans Parish over the next two years.
For those with a finger on the pulse of the state of education reform in U.S., Kaya Henderson is likely a familiar name. Heading what has been perhaps one of the most closely watched districts of the last decade, Kaya Henderson has served as Chancellor of the District of Columbia’s Public Schools for an outstanding six years. And as of Saturday, October, 1st, she has stepped down from her post.