Framing Data and Equity: Findings and Recommendations for the Data Funders Collaborative

The new Framing Data and Equity: Findings and Recommendations for the Data Funders Collaborative report reflects recent research from Topos Partnership that explores the current dynamics at the intersection of data, government, and racial equity. The report and accompanying toolkit are intended to support paths for effective, community-driven data-related efforts, specifically toward the goal of increasing racial equity. 

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The Topos Partnersip

Promoting Data Sharing Approaches

This report and accompanying Toolkit intend to help communicators talk about and promote a wide range of data sharing with broad audiences. The goal is to identify ways of creating more constructive and supportive dialog with more people, and to explore ways to navigate challenges so they don’t derail the conversation.

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The Topos Partnership

School infrastructure should be treated as a human rights issue.

Without proper infrastructure in public schools, students and teachers face consequences that go far beyond their physical health.

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Education Equity in Action: Bright Spots

A set of bright spot organizations and school systems that are embracing equity-oriented principles—grounding teaching and learning in the science of learning and development, leveraging approaches that anchor on the student experience, and harnessing the resources necessary to equitably advance this body of work—with promising effect.

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Center for Public Research and Leadership

Field Catalysts: The Versatile, Essential Tool Missing from Philanthropy’s System Change Toolbox

How can we use research to help transform an inequitably designed education system in the U.S. into one that supports every student’s learning and well-being by respecting them as a valued person and thinker? In other words, how can school affirm students’ humanity?

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Lija Farnham and Lisa Quay, The Center for Effective Philanthropy

A Letter from Frank L. Gettridge about Systemic Racism

As a family of networks and as people who are engaged in the U.S. political system, I call on you now to imagine with me, without excuses, a new set of policies that creates systems of promise for all people and that will eliminate systemic racism.

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Being a Leader of Color in Philanthropy

Kent McGuire, program director of our Education Program, and Na’ilah Suad Nasir, president of the Spencer Foundation. Kent and Na’ilah have been colleagues and academics in the same education and philanthropy circles for years. They recently sat down together via Zoom to discuss their journeys, how things differed for them as leaders of color, and how education impacted their career directions and their personal motivations.

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William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Leveraging for Big Results: The Leeds Family’s Entrepreneurial Approach to Increasing High School Graduation Rates

The Leeds Family’s entrepreneurial approach to increasing High School Graduation rates.

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McGuire: 4 Principles to Help Educators Teach Politically Charged Topics

4 Principles to Help Educators Teach Politically Charged Topics

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