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Iowa City Community School District: Addressing the Issue of Equity

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.

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Peroria Public School Board Set to Vote on Funding Requests

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…

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