Most educators mean well, but racist structures oppress students despite the good intentions of individuals. Low expectations based on unconscious biases harm students generation after generation.Read More
As a mission-driven nonprofit organization, our primary concern is helping ensure equitable opportunity for all students.
Working alongside schools, we’ve learned that great teaching is grounded in standards, data, and insights shared among educators. We believe a blog can help us make a difference by spreading the ideas and effective practices of educators we work with.
We’re proud of the expertise our team has built over our ten years, and we'll be featuring contributions from ANetters across the org on topics in which they’ve immersed themselves.
Help us spread opportunity for all students: please share posts that you find valuable with your colleagues. And please add your thoughts in the comments: we would love this blog to facilitate knowledge-sharing in all directions.
Filtering by Tag: opportunity
In an interview with ANet, Kimberly Phillips, principal of University Prep Science and Math Elementary, describes how her school creates equity through rich math tasks.Read More
ANet CEO Mora Segal appeared on The Education Conversation with Ryan Knight, a podcast about how individuals and organizations create change in education. Listen to the podcast!Read More
Tamara Johnson and the staff at University Prep have always focused on students. But recently, teachers and leaders have taken it to a whole new level. Throughout each lesson, teachers and leaders maintain a laser-like focus on what students say and do, and how they are progressing toward mastery of the learning goal.Read More
It’s been over five years since I had the great fortune of joining ANet, and I thought I’d share a bit about our progress, motivated by all that feels at stake in educating our next generation.Read More
I don’t like doing things I’m not good at, and I know I’m not alone. That’s why, as a teacher, I hated to see my students frustrated and struggling. And yet, when I gave them something easy to “build them up,” they often became distracted.Read More
Zachary Parker, an experienced coach with ANet District of Columbia, recently wrote to the school leaders he works with on the subject of equity.Read More
After over ten years of working with hundreds of systems and schools across the country, we want to ensure that many of our best tools, resources, and organizational knowledge are shared beyond our partner schools and passed along to all educatorsRead More
Meredith Liben, director of literacy and English language arts at Student Achievement Partners talks about the Common Core Literacy State Standards as a tool for ensuring equally high expectations for all students. [2:27 video]Read More
At ANet, we believe dedicated educators deserve respect and support. Our mission is to serve as a genuine partner, making their work easier and more effective. We want to help them provide opportunity for all students—not “disrupt” their profession or profit from the K–12 “market.”Read More
An ANet coach draws passion from inequities not just between, but also within communities.Read More
ANet’s co-founder and president argues that we all need to pay attention to the harmful biases simple words can communicate.Read More
We believe that addressing the achievement gap is primarily a moral issue. It's about what kind of society we want to live in, what kind of future we want for our country's kids.
But a new study highlights a more prosaic justification for working to make education more equitable: boosting economic growth.Read More
The Common Core is big; it’s complicated; it’s imperfect; and educators understandably worry about the changes it might require to their practice.
But we see the Common Core transition as an opportunity that we should embrace.
Download our white paper on transitioning to the Common Core for guiding principles, best practices, and case studies.Read More