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EdEquity User's Guide
What Is Educational Equity?
EdEquity's goal is to provide a supportive online environment in which those working toward educational equity can share resources and strategies, explore equity issues, and connect educational equity research and practice. This includes the following:
What Do We Discuss?
In your first posting, please introduce yourself to the list, describing your work and goals.
Resources—Include the title, publisher, address, phone and fax numbers, etc. and a brief description and/or opinion of the resource. These may be combined with other announcements of resources by the moderator and posted as weekly resource compilation. The list moderator does not review or guarantee the quality of the resources shared by list subscribers.
Conferences—Include basic information about date, location, and sponsoring organizations, but do not send registration forms, housing information, or schedules. Include contact persons for those interested in finding out more. These announcements may be compiled with similar announcements and posted as a weekly compilation.
Job Openings—Send information on job openings as long as the position has some connection to educational equity. The wish to reach more female candidates is not an adequate reason to post non-educational equity positions.
Advertising—List and discuss resources available from your organization if recently available or relevant to a current discussion on the list. However, advertisements for professional services—particularly those unrelated to educational equity—are inappropriate.
If you are unsure whether to post a message, contact the list administrator at EdEquityemail@example.com.
Copyrighted materials—List members cannot post copyrighted materials on EdEquity without permission of the author. However, brief one-two paragraph summaries of articles or other materials with links to the entire piece may be posted.
Lobbying Restrictions— Federal regulations significantly restrict nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations from using federal funds for lobbying. EdEquity, a project of EDC funded through a contract with the U.S. Department of Education, cannot therefore be used for lobbying purposes. "Lobbying" refers to activities that attempt to influence legislation, elections, referendums, or initiatives through communication with any member or employee of Congress, state legislators or government officials; the preparation or distribution of propaganda, or encouragement of the public to contribute to or participate in any mass demonstration, fundraising, lobbying campaign, letter writing, or telephone campaign; and in-kind or cash contributions, endorsement, or publicity. These restrictions apply to activities on the federal, state, and local level. Informational messages about the content of pending legislation on educational equity issues are appropriate to send to EdEquity as long as they do not urge people to take action. For example, the message may include the name of an organizational contact ("For more information about this legislation, contact ________.") but may not encourage subscribers to contact their representatives or include target lists of specific members of the legislative body. Additionally, federal regulations prohibit nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations from becoming involved in electoral politics. During election cycles, IRS policies govern such communications as contacting candidates for their positions on issues and publicizing those positions. Communications by nonprofit organizations with any presidential or other electoral candidates must comply with particular rules.
EDC is not responsible for the content of EdEquity. The moderator does, however, reserve the right to reject messages that do not relate to educational equity, are uncivil or unprofessional in tone, or that are not of general interest to the list subscribers. No message will be rejected for expressing a certain opinion, nor are messages edited for length and content. Messages that are returned will be accompanied by a note explaining why.
In their efforts to share resources, members of EdEquity may post links to other web sites. These sites are not under the control of EDC, and EDC is not responsible for the contents of any of these sites. Such postings do not imply the endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliation with the site by EDC.
If you ever have a question about these guidelines or want to discuss something with the administrator, please send a message to EdEquityfirstname.lastname@example.org.
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To retrieve a particular file from the archives, send the following message to Majordomo@mail.edc.org:
get edequity FileName
To receive EdEquity messages as the weekly digest, send the following in the body of your message to Majordomo@mail.edc.org. Do not use a subject line.
If you are already subscribed to the regular mailing list but only want the digest, be sure to unsubscribe by sending this message to Majordomo@mail.edc.org:
Messages can also be read in HyperNews by thread, author, and date, on our web site at http://www.edc.org/WomensEquity/edequity/hypermail
Replying Privately versus Replying to EdEquity
To respond privately to a message, you must make sure that you put the e-mail address of the subscriber you wish to contact in the "To" line of your reply.
Majordomo versus EdEquity
To change your subscription, send commands to Majordomo@mail.edc.org. Do not send subscription changes to the EdEquity list. An e-mail message sent to EdEquity will be distributed via e-mail to all subscribers of EdEquity.
If you have subscription problems, contact the list administrator at EdEquityemail@example.com for assistance.
Some Majordomo commands: Send the command (shown below in italics) in the body of a message without any text in the "subject" Line to Majordomo@edc.org:
to subscribe - subscribe edequity
to unsubscribe - unsubscribe edequity
to subscribe to the digest - subscribe edequity-digest
to unsubscribe from the digest - unsubscribe edequity-digest
to find out who is on the list - who edequity
to retrieve a file - get edequity <filename>
to receive an index of files - index edequity
to retrieve introductory information - info edequity
to show the lists served by this majordomo - lists
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