The ICCSD Foundation paid for Liberty, City and West [Iowa City Community School District] to get help from Equal Opportunity Schools, an organization that aims to get more lower-income and minority students in higher-level courses…Beginning next year, [West High Principal Gregg] Shoultz said he expects to see an increase in enrollment in Advanced Placement classes, starting with classes that do not require many prerequisites, like AP Psychology.
Jeff Feucht previewed Equal Opportunity Schools ongoing ‘Action For Equity’ program board update. The committee will review the topics covered in the Equal Opportunity Schools update and present a report to the full board on May 14.
Bentonville, a district partner collaborating with EOS on Equity in advanced level courses, released this video on the experiences of their students and staff at Bentonville West High School. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students taking AP classes at BWHS.
Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District 307 Board of Education met March 12.
As reported, registration for the 2018-19 school year is going well. The EOS (Equal Opportunity Schools) process [Action For Equity program] focused on increasing enrollment in AP courses is up to 200 [registered students] from 70 students last year.
If board members approve two other requests, the district will continue to train teachers in a specialized approach for students with reading disabilities and increase the number of minority students in Advanced Placement and dual-credit courses…
…The district would pay $63,000 to Equal Opportunity Schools to help identify minority students who might have been overlooked for AP or dual-credit courses…