By what means could we reduce access gaps in education?

“Are there low-income students and students of color “missing” from your IB programme? What could you and other students do to understand and close these gaps in access, so that students of every background have an equal opportunity to succeed at the highest levels? Feel free to reach out to us at Equal Opportunity Schools with your ideas!

For students in the United States, the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education has data on your school and others, showing participation rates, disaggregated by race. Ask your IB coordinator about participation in the IB by low-income students, Black, and Latino/a students. How does it compare to participation by other groups? Why do you think this is? And what could you do about it?” – Reid Saaris, Interlake High School, USA (CEO and founder of Equal Opportunity Schools).

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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.

Read more on the Iowa City Press Citizen site