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Uncommon Voices 2021 Q: Why is now the time, and what do we “double-down” on to leverage this moment to take strides for long-lasting change? As the first people on this land, we had enough. My grandmother always reminds me that when she was growing up there was always food on the table and purpose […]
Traci Ellis
Traci O’Neal Ellis is a senior director for racial equity, diversity, and inclusion for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she brings strategy, discipline, and structure to the Foundation’s work to achieve racial equity. She sits on the senior leadership team (SLT) and works in collaboration with the CEO, SLT, and Racial Equity, Diversity, and […]
The E.D.G.E. (Empowering Discovery of the Global Experience) microschool connects all learning to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Combining pressing global issues with a competency-based and interdisciplinary approach, means students are uniquely invested in their coursework. Administrators and educators have overcome tracking, scheduling and other challenges so that 110 9th-12th grade students attending Edge […]
For the 2021 fall semester, the Raymore-Peculiar School District launched its Enterprise & Design microschool. Using Iowa BIG as inspiration, the half-day high school program provides students with hands-on and collaborative learning opportunities while earning course credit in English, science, social studies and/or business. The first three months have been a rocky start, which they […]
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Uncommon Voices 2021 Q: Why is now the time, and what do we “double-down” on to leverage this moment to take strides for long-lasting change? We are living in a moment where everyone is forced to see the inequities experienced by traditionally underserved populations. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many […]
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Uncommon Voices 2021 Q: Why is now the time, and what do we “double-down” on to leverage this moment to take strides for long-lasting change? As a community, we have all learned significant lessons forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. This global crisis has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to innovate with regard to existing […]
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Uncommon Voices 2021 Q: Why is now the time, and what do we “double-down” on to leverage this moment to take strides for long-lasting change? We are at an unprecedented moment to reconsider and reimagine the form of capitalism that drives our economy. Since the late 1970’s our view of capitalism has been largely driven […]