Race and Equity in the Time of COVID-19

Posted by Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn.   The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the racial inequities our country was built on, bringing to light how deeply systemic racism impacts our society at every level. At the same time, the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others expose the fact that anti-Blackness and police brutality have…

This Moment Shows Us Why Philanthropy Should Reinvent Itself

Photo by Brooklyn Museum / CC BY, Posted by Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn. By: Dr. Gislaine N. Ngounou, Vice President of Strategy and Programs, Nellie Mae Education Foundation   Much of the philanthropic community is earning praise for its response to COVID-19. To date, funders across the country have provided over $10 billion in grants, prompting some to even…

No justice, no peace. Know justice, know peace.

Photo by Lorie Shaull, Posted by Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn.   By Colleen Quint: Board Member at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and President & CEO of the Alfond Scholarship Fund in Maine   I have a confession: I pretty much stopped watching the news a few weeks ago. The daily litany of lies and self-congratulations,…

Silence is Complicity

Posted by Nick Donohue   By Nick Donohue: President & CEO at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation   At the time we’ve reached the unthinkable milestone of 100,000 deaths as a result of COVID-19, we’ve also witnessed the murders of too many Black Americans at the hands of violence and white supremacy: George Floyd, Ahmaud…

Learning Resources During COVID-19

Posted by Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn.   · 18 Digital Tools and Strategies That Support Students’ Reading and Writing: In this article, the Instructional Technology Specialist from Littleton, Colorado offers a wealth of education technology resources related to literacy development. Educators and students will be particularly interested in the links to specific digital resources. These are presented…