Just like counselors need their own counselors outside of their practices, leaders need their own leaders outside of their organizations. This is because great leadership is what you get when you combine an evolving perspective and subject-matter expertise.
Matterlab exists to catalyze education organizations across the country. What better way to do that than through SXSW EDU? We're proud to partner with the following incredible leaders to present at the conference — and we need your support!
Today is MLK Day, but Friday was his actual birthday — and he would have been 92 years old. Instead, he was assassinated 52 years ago at only 39 years young. It took almost 20 years and countless failed bills to actually pass legislation to make today a federal holiday — the first in recognition of a private citizen, a non-President, a Black person.
Charter schools were always meant to solve community challenges: access to learning opportunities, stagnant education models, lack of specialized schools based on student needs. In the two decades since charter schooling first became popularized, have they succeeded?
We’re sometimes asked to explain how we view the difference between equality and equity. In short, equality is about everyone having the same things, and equity is about everyone having what they need - whatever their starting point.
By Briana Mitchell, AF Camp Director, and Makela Elvy, an environmental educator and camp enthusiast — together, the creators of S’more Melanin, a digital destination for resources, historical context, and connectivity for BIPOC in the camp world.
By Rea Foster, Executive Director, Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth | At Teach For America Dallas Fort-Worth, we know that potential is equally distributed among all students. Opportunity, however, is not.
Language is inherently viral, which is how new phrases enter our lexicon seemingly overnight. It’s true in popular culture (many of us on the team just learned what ‘no cap’ means) and in the socio-political sphere. The term ‘anti-racism’ was not invented in 2020, but its use has gone viral as the way to describe in eleven short characters the work we as individuals and a nation need to do to identify and eliminate racism by changing the systems, structures, policies and practices that protect and promote it.