NEWS & UPDATES
EduDream's First 5 Years
On May 5, 2016, we launched EduDream to provide representative leadership, center equity, and elevate voices that are often silenced. We have grown and evolved as leaders and partners while remaining true to our core values and mission: to advance educational equity for racially and economically diverse students and communities. We have forged strong relationships with clients, as reflected in our returning clients and referrals. In five years, we have partnered with 25 clients on 40+ projects in education research, evaluation, and strategic planning. Thank you for entrusting us!
EduDream Equity Toolkit + White Paper
We started 2021 with a new administration that plans to prioritize racial justice and equity. The White House executive order to advance racial equity and support for underserved communities is a signal that this issue is top of mind for the Biden-Harris administration. However, the real and tough work is still ahead. Today, EduDream releases In Pursuit of Racial Equity: A Pathway for Action and Transformation in Education.
Research for the white paper led to development of the EduDream Equity Toolkit (EET), a suite of tools with a cohesive process for district and school teams to not only uncover inequitable practices and policies, but also create equity-centered action plans.
A Message from EduDream
This year has affirmed the vast inequities that have been flying under the radar for too long. COVID-19 exposed racial disparities in the U.S. health and education systems. Another more troubling virus, systemic racism, pushes black and brown boys from schools into prisons and leaves communities of color living with preventable diseases. In the last few months, we learned of the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and then George Floyd. We are deeply saddened and frustrated. We believe Black Lives Matter and stand in solidarity with Black communities.
Over the last two weeks, we have been processing the events that have unfolded across the country. This has led to vulnerable conversations about colorism and racism within Latinx communities. There is much to undo in how we were raised and the social constructs imposed upon us. In order to combat racism, we must acknowledge our own biases and actions that deny access and opportunity for Black communities. We also continue to read, listen and learn from Black racial justice advocates. As researchers, we play a role in shining a light on racial inequities and calling attention to root causes of disparities. Read more