Illinois Chosen To Close Equity Gaps in Top Courses, Maryland Selected & Commits for 2017 Launch

SEATTLE, WA–Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and Illinois Superintendent of Education Tony Smith are erasing a dividing line over racial and income inequity in high school AP & IB courses. The State of Illinois will become the first state in the US to partner with the Lead Higher Initiative in a statewide challenge to close equity gaps for lower income students and students of color in its high schools’ most rigorous courses. Continue reading “Illinois Chosen To Close Equity Gaps in Top Courses, Maryland Selected & Commits for 2017 Launch”

Education leaders commit more than $100M to enroll 100,000 new low-income students and students of color in advanced academic classes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A consortium of education, philanthropy and business leaders announced today commitments to spend a combined $100 million over three years to identify and enroll 100,000 low-income students and students of color in Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) high school classes across the country. Continue reading “Education leaders commit more than $100M to enroll 100,000 new low-income students and students of color in advanced academic classes”