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By Jamila Dugan
Categories: Change management, Equity, Implementation, Leadership, School leadership, System leadership
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

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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.

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

Categories: Change management, Equity, Implementation, Leadership, School leadership, System leadership

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