Equity & Access
Equity and access follows schools, frameworks and leaders who put equity at the center of what they do to create a level playing field for all students and remove any implicit bias in the curriculum or way that it’s taught. In a time of highlighted inequities, this is the most important work in education.
Colleton County High and Scott’s Branch have been working to change the I-95 corridor region into a “Corridor of Innovation” instead of a “Corridor of Shame.” These two schools are improving education in their economically depressed communities by implementing new school models that bolster teacher and student capacity and create real-world learning experiences for students.
Variabilities among learners in terms of pace, background knowledge, ability to focus, socio-economic status and more range widely across our contemporary cohort of American students. In this new report, we look at how we can meet all learners where they are at.
By: Tara García Mathewson. Schools likely won’t see any immediate consequences from the end of net neutrality, and most internet service providers have assured customers they don’t plan to make any changes. But the potential consequences are great.
By: Lydia Dobyns. Despite decades of failing to provide effective and compelling education to some of South Carolina’s most under-served high poverty rural communities, a partnership that started six years ago serves as a beacon of hope.
In this post, we hear from teachers at three global schools to learn more how they are integrating social justice into their classrooms.
By: Gina Warner. With the support of a $500,000 grant from Google, the NAA will be able to help both students and educators access necessary tools to maximize technology-based learning after school. Learn more here.
Are there social justice issues going on within your community, and how do you address them within the context of your school? In our new #SmartPlanet series, we're seeking and sharing the voices of schools and educators striving for equity and social justice.
By: Betsy Brand. These three examples are but a tiny proportion of the many programs that serve traditionally underserved youth across our states and communities. I draw hope from the policymakers and practitioners that support and sustain them.
Our current models of early learning, family engagement and testing in some ways work against our efforts to enable an equal level of sustained growth for the students who need our support the most.