“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).
Read more on the IB website
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
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.
Read more on the Sangamon Sun
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.
Watch on YouTube
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.
Read more on the Kankakee Times