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.
As a parent, I can’t even begin to describe how important I think home to school/school to home communication is for my sanity and my child’s success. Unfortunately, for parents with limited English knowledge, this can be a real challenge. This app can help.
By: Rebecca Chang. Considering the exponential rate at which tech is growing, it is critical that we design the spaces where we educate the engineers and programmers of the future for inclusion. Here's one program that did just that.
We believe it is crucially important to harbor a deep commitment to equity--not just in terms of access to education, but as a fundamental aspect of our belief in the value of every human life. Here are some of the people we look to for inspiration.
Even though many Americans are online daily, the digital divide for low-income households continues to be a challenge. Today, Comcast announced additional features to its high-speed internet adoption program for low-income families to help work toward bridging the divide.
The Education Equality Index (EEI) site recently released its national data analysis findings, providing insights from high achieving schools that could help close long-standing achievement gaps for students from underserved communities.
By: LaShona Dickerson. Lafayette Parish School System is the sixth largest district in Louisiana, and our outdated network made it impossible to provide connectivity for so many. Here is how we addressed our challenge and the lessons we learned along the way.
This documentary follows New York City middle school students as they prepare for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT), hoping to be one of the very small group of students admitted to three prestigious specialized NYC high schools.
By: Jamie Reese. The students I work with at Mountain View Elementary range from kindergarten to third grade, and come to me with emotional challenges ranging from mood disorders to PTSD. Here, I discuss how I help them feel comfortable enough to learn.
Tremendous progress has been made in K-12 education over the last 20 years, but challenges remain in developing new personalized learning models. Here are 10 strategies that promote excellence and equity in K-12 schools in the digital learning age.