Learning Forward Foundation models equity commitment

By Deb Radi, Amy B. Colton and Janice Bradley
June 2021
The Learning Forward Foundation recognizes that fulfilling our vision and mission requires us to examine our policies, procedures, practices, and structures with an equity lens. As we shared in the April 2021 issue of The Learning Professional, the first step in this process is examining our values, beliefs, and biases. The next step is building a collective space for action, starting at our board table. As learning leaders, it is our responsibility to create and model professional learning spaces that are open, authentic, trusting, and caring, where all voices will be listened to and heard. We strive to create opportunities for dialogue so we can unpack who we are and who we aspire to be in kinship with each other. Educator Nel Noddings (2005) reminds

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Noddings, N. (2005). Caring in education. The encyclopedia of informal education.

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Deb Radi ( is chair-elect and vice chair, governance for the Learning Forward Foundation and university secretary at Universit  de Saint-Boniface.

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Amy Colton ( is vice chair, research and support for the Learning Forward Foundation, executive director of Learning Forward Michigan, and a senior consultant for Learning Forward.

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Janice Bradley ( is chair of the Learning Forward Foundation and assistant director, professional learning at the Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah.

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