Marking the One Year Anniversary of Our Local Equity Report

Marking the One Year Anniversary of Our Local Equity Report

One year ago today, the Coalition for Racial Justice released the report, Racial Equity in Iowa City and Johnson County.  This report was a major impetus for the partnership we have developed with Diversity Focus, so that we might address some of the challenges described within. Our very own Alecia Brooks wrote…

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West Wind and Diversity Focus to Partner for Educational Equity

West Wind Education Policy and Diversity Focus announce a new partnership, The Creative Corridor Center for Equity. We invite you to collaborate with us! Our communities have experienced tumultuous change in the past decade as our population has diversified, we weathered the 500-year flood, and we strive to bring 21st…

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Bruce Joyce Shares Insights about the New Edition of Models of Teaching

Bruce Joyce Shares Insights about the New Edition of Models of Teaching

As an educational leader, it is likely that you have searched for research to support the development of professional learningexperiences for educators and to inform policy design work. Professional developers will immediately recognize the name Bruce Joyce.  Publications by Drs. Bruce Joyce and Beverly Showers, particularly their findings on the…

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New Hanover Report: Minority Teacher Deficit Continues To Widen

This blog by Deb Hansen, Senior Policy Analyst, West Wind Education Policy, was written for the Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) State Consortium on Educator Effectiveness (SCEE). To view the original post on the SCEE Collaboration Site go HERE. This two-part blog series provides information about Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Personnel, a…

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How to Thank a Teacher

How to Thank a Teacher

I just tweeted my thanks to teachers for this years’ Teacher Appreciation Week. Reflecting on the various blogs, tweets, and articles in the news that comment on the importance of teachers and praised teachers for their professionalism and dedication, I found them to be a bit de rigueur. I agree…

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