OPINION: Why the narrative that critical race theory ‘makes white kids feel guilty’ is a lie

Written by Ursula Wolfe-Rocca and Christie Nold   The wave of state legislation and school board policies restricting what educators can and can’t teach shows no signs of slowing. These efforts rely on a narrative that learning about the history of racism and white supremacy harms students — particularly white students, leaving them feeling guilty and ashamed.…

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here? Addressing Past and Present Racism in Public Education and Beyond: A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones By Julita Bailey-Vasco   Join Nellie Mae for the next event in our #EdEquityTalks series! We are excited to host Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project, staff writer at The New York…

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation Welcomes Mishone Donelson, Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director at Horizon Technology Finance, to Board of Directors

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation Welcomes Mishone Donelson, Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director at Horizon Technology Finance, to Board of Directors Posted by Julita Bailey-Vasco   We are excited to announce the appointment of Mishone Donelson, Senior Vice President and Senior Managing Director at Horizon Technology Finance, to the Nellie Mae Education Foundation…

PrepareRI 2.0 – Looking Ahead!

Educators, community leaders, and supporters of career education across the state joined us this year for the 2022 PrepareRI Summit, an opportunity for us to celebrate progress, dive into the challenges and barriers to access our students still face, and chart a course for the future of career pathways in Rhode Island. Nellie Mae Speakers…

Reframing Learning Loss Amidst a Pandemic

Reframing Learning Loss Amidst a Pandemic By Julita Bailey-Vasco   While there’s no doubt the pandemic has deeply impacted the learning experiences of young people across our region and our nation, calls to focus solely on “learning loss” not only dismisses the resilience and creativity of young people who have forged through three years of…