San Jose, CA – This week the educational diaspora, students, parents and communities throughout the North America mourns the passing of Dr. Edvin Javius, Founder & CEO, EDEquity, Inc. a professional development firm that has been committed to providing high quality results-driven professional learning, to the K-12 educational community for nearly two decades.
Dr. Javius, was a leading expert in the area of culturally conscious leadership and teaching practices. He motivated thousands of educators to improve their practice through riveting motivational keynotes and race/cultural conscious professional development. EDEquity’s results have been featured at many of the nations premier educational conferences. Districts and schools utilized Dr. Javius for his expertise in the area of educational equity.
EDEquity Inc., specializes in working with school districts to improve the educational outcomes for African American students.
Internationally, they partnered with Halifax School District in Nova Scotia, Canada to close their racial achievement gap.
The Halifax School District, like many school districts in the United States, had improved test scores for many subgroups. However, commiserated with the United States, African-Canadian students have remained one of the lowest achieving ethnic groups in the nation for over 50 years. EDEquity’s results-driven strategies to accelerated the achievement levels of African-Canadian students by improving the quality of instructional leadership and the teaching practice.
Despite budget challenges, large and small school districts have partnered with EDEquity to implement an educational Equity framework to eradicate policies and practices that prohibit African American students from maximizing their academic potential.
“What a loss and shocking loss,” said Emmitt Terrell, former Deputy Superintendent, Pomona Unified School District. “Dr. Javius, brought so much to the field of education. He was the initiator of the “courageous conversation.”
“This is a tremendous loss, not only to the educational community,
but also to the Christian community,” said Tommy Morrow, former School
Administrator and Pastor of Victory Community Church, Upland, CA. “He was a
member and ardent supporter of our ministry, and a great fraternity brother,
Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., and cherished friend.”
Dr. Javius’ funeral will take place on Monday, March 16, 2020 (viewing at 10:00am-11:00am; services at 11:00am) at Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church; 6190n 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA.