Below you can find reports and publications by Pollyanna, and in collaboration with partners, offering thought leadership on a range of topics advancing diversity, equity and inclusion practices.
Civil Discourse in Independent Schools by NAIS & Pollyanna
To help schools address concerns about the 2020 election, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and Pollyanna, Inc. collaborated to gather information about independent school educators’ experiences before and after the 2016 election and their hopes for the 2020 election season. These reports outline our findings and provide suggestions to help educators foster civil discourse in their communities.
Chapter 1: Heads of Schools and the Challenge of Building Community in Divisive Times
Chapter 2: Managing Up and Managing Down in Divisive Times
Chapter 3: Balancing Beliefs, Emotions, and Practice: The Tensions for Teachers During and an Election Year
Chapter 4: Heads, Administrators, and Teachers: Seeking Alignment in Civic Discourse
Pollyanna Position Papers
Pollyanna’s Position Papers offer wisdom, practical ideas, and concrete DEI recommendations for Heads of Schools and administrators directly from surveyed school community members across the country.
Position Paper I: Advocating for Equity During and After a Pandemic
Pollyanna Position Paper II: Communicating through Change
Pollyanna Position Paper III: Centering Student Voices in Antiracist School Transformation
Pollyanna Position Paper IV: Looking for a Partner
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