Remote learning exacerbates inequality. Here’s how we must support the most vulnerable kids

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Without a radical reimagining, this school year is set to multiply already gaping disparities. My son finished elementary school at our local, Title 1 public school this spring. Distance learning under emergency conditions was a challenge. For some it was especially tough. Some kids never made it to class meetings. Other students shared one device among three or more siblings. The experience highlighted the significant challenge in making remote learning equitable in a country with deep economic stratification. Read Full Story

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How I learned to love critical feedback at work—and you can too

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It took years of conditioning to rewire my body’s response to criticism. But learning how to find joy in failure can help you get ahead. The internal feedback I get from my team can be brutal. One recent review: You tell people what to do instead of showing them how to problem-solve for themselves; you race through solutions without stopping to hear that we’ve already tried them all. Read Full Story

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I’m a Latinx startup founder, and this is what I learned about making a company truly inclusive

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The cofounder and CTO of Drift believes that too often, companies approach diversity and inclusion like dental hygiene. Without proper care and attention, small problems become bigger, more painful ones. My cofounder David Cancel and I are among the 2% of VC-backed startups led by Latinx founders. Although we’ve been historically underrepresented, we’ve personally been learning just how hard building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive team can be. Read Full Story

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