News

Once Discovered, Underrepresented Students Have Much to Share

In the Equal Opportunity Schools’ program to close the equity gap in advanced course taking in high school, students are surveyed about their experiences. In this sidebar article to “Recruiting Our ‘Missing’ Students” a few comments are shared by students of color and low-income students, addressing their experiences in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.

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Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

In this excerpt [from Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector], we discuss the strategic principle of “core competencies” and then describe how Equal Opportunity Schools (EOS) has rigorously applied that principle across its value chain.—William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker.

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How CPS is Hoping to Bridge Another Achievement Gap

High school students who take Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes are more likely to enroll in and complete their first year of college, according to research.
In order to close that achievement gap, the district says it’s partnering with a national nonprofit called Equal Opportunity Schools. That group already works in districts around the country to increase the number of low-income and minority students succeeding in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, intended to give students a more rigorous, college-bound education.

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