Close the gap between intent and impact: ONLINE EXCLUSIVE

By Jamila Dugan
December 2021
As an equity-centered leadership coach, I’ve been reflecting on what it means for me and the leaders I partner with to lead change for students at the margins in this particular moment in time. We’ve experienced a level of global disruption that we never expected and that will have lasting impact for generations to come. We are also in a moment where espoused commitments to educational justice are louder than they’ve ever been. While so much feels different, it is easy to forget that many of the inequities we’re confronting have been with us for a long time. The good news is that there is no shortage of educators committed to systems change in the service of educational equity. Many districts across the country have

Read the remaining content with membership access. Join or log in below to continue.

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae ab illo inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Nemo enim ipsam voluptatem quia voluptas sit aspernatur aut odit aut fugit, sed quia consequuntur magni dolores eos qui ratione voluptatem sequi nesciunt. Neque porro quisquam est, qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit, sed quia non numquam eius modi tempora incidunt ut labore et dolore magnam aliquam quaerat voluptatem.

Log In


Dugan, J. (2021). Beware of equity traps and tropes. Educational Leadership, 78(6), 35-40.

Safir, S. & Dugan, J. (2021). Street data: A next-generation model for equity, pedagogy, and school transformation. Corwin.

+ posts

Jamila Dugan ( is a leadership coach, learning facilitator, and researcher.

The Learning Professional

Published Date


  • Recent Issues

    October 2021

    How do you lead in times of crisis? It starts with openness to learning...

    August 2021

    Professional learning can kickstart an uncertain school year by building...

    June 2021

    Professional learning is an essential lever for achieving equity for all...

    April 2021

    The early years of school matter for all of us, because they lay the...